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|Main Title||Industrial Solid Waste Classification Systems.|
|Author||Berkowitz, J. B. ; March, F. ; Horne., R. ;|
|CORP Author||Little (Arthur D.), Inc. Cambridge, Mass.;National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Lab.|
|Report Number||EPA-68-03-0123; EPA-ROAP-24ALH-006; EPA/670/2-75-024;|
|Stock Number||PB-239 119|
|Additional Subjects||Solid waste disposal ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Classification ; Pollution ; Surveys ; Metal industry ; Food industry ; Agricultural wastes ; Paper industry ; Plastics industry ; Textile industry ; Mining ; Animal products ; Chemical industry ; Leather industry ; Drug industry ; Detergents ; Petroleum industry ; Sludge disposal ; Byproducts ; Data retrieval ; Inventories ; Management planning ; Plant location ; Transportation ; Materials recovery ; Site surveys ; Waste recycling ; Wood processing industry ; Mine wastes ; Liquid waste disposal ; Brewing industry|
A classification system for industrial processing wastes was developed based on waste stream characteristics, materials components, and chemical composition. An associated inventory form was devised for systematic reporting of a variety of waste descriptors including physical form, composition, methods of handling, treatment and disposal, and potential for reuse. The system was developed by literature review, consultations, and site visits. It is intended for application to industrial waste surveys and to the preparation of statistical summaries of parameters pertinent to solid waste management. The system is adaptable to computer storage and retrieval of information related to reuse potential and disposability of industrial wastes. It is designed to cover all industries of the SIC codes, and has been tested on a broad representation of processing waste streams in a large number of industries.