Environment Council of Rhode Island

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Advanced Techniques to Reduce Solvent Emissions

Owner and operator of one of the state's newest autobody repair facilities, Kenneth Pjojian has taken a proactive approach to implementing advanced environmental techniques within his Cranston facility. Recognized by URI's Center for Pollution Prevention and RIDEM, Pjojian's business uses a water based paint system that reduces solvent emissions by more than 85%. Volatile organic compounds, precursors to smog, are further reduced by implementing new spraying techniques provided in partnership with Davies Vocational School. In addition, Auto Paint RI recycles solvent waste for use in clearcoating and works closely with OSHA to guarantee the highest levels of worker safety.

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John H. Chafee Outstanding Conservation Project/Program
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