“This California State Senate resolution will encourage adoption of pollution prevention technologies while retaining manufacturing jobs in California,” said Rita Loof, RadTech di-rector of environmental affairs. “UV+EB technology has already been recognized on vari-ous occasions by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and the City of Los Angeles, and we welcome the statewide recognition.”
The SCAQMD and City of Los Angeles presented RadTech Clean Air Awards for Advance-ment in Air Pollution Control Technology. The SCAQMD has also recently deemed UV+EB technology as a “control strategy” in its Air Quality Management Plan. The technology is also listed as a Best Available Control Technology, and is exempt from many SCAQMD regulations.
The Senate resolution recognizes UV+EB technology as pollution prevention processes which, unlike conventional technologies, emit little to no harmful emissions. The nature of the process is such that virtually no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or hazardous air pollutants are generated. Additionally, UV+EB processes do not produce combustion con-taminants such as NOx, SOx or greenhouse gases, which are heavily regulated in Califor-nia.
The proclamation acknowledges the “invaluable” contributions made by RadTech to California and beyond, and cites the association’s ideals of community service. It commends RadTech for its “outstanding commitment to improving the environment and economy through its programs.”