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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of sheet metal cabinets and precision metal parts /
Author Looby, Gwen P. ; Kirsch, F. W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kirsch, F. William.
CORP Author University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600-S-92-021; PB92196377
Stock Number PB92-196377
OCLC Number 26230759
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Colorado ; Metal coating--Research--Colorado
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Waste minimization ; Pollution abatement ; Manufacturers ; Manuals ; Manufacturing ; Operations ; Metal sheets ; Coatings ; Paints ; Metal protection ; Materials replacement ; Solvents ; Chromate coatings ; Conversion coatings ; Metal powder ; Cost reduction
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EHAM  TD793.9.L668 1992 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S-92-021 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/30/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-S-92-021 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/27/2013
EJED  EPA 600/S-92/021 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 10/05/2001
ELBD RPS EPA 600-S-92-021 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
EMBD  EPA/600/S-92/021 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 12/28/2001
NTIS  PB92-196377 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume.
Waste Minimization Assessment Centers (WMACs) were established at selected universities, and procedures were adapted from the EPA Waste Minimization Opportunity Assessment Manual (EPA/625/7-88/003, July 1988). The WMAC team at Colorado State University performed an assessment for a plant that manufactures sheet metal cabinets and precision metal parts. To make the cabinets, sheet metal is cut to size, bent, welded, and polished. The metal parts are then surface treated and painted. The machined parts are produced from bar stock which is cut, drilled, milled, and ground as needed. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that the most waste was generated by the chromate conversion and iron phosphate coating processes that prepare the parts for painting. The plant could achieve the greatest cost savings by replacing solvent-based painting with powder-based painting.
"EPA/600-S-92-021." "May 1992." Shipping list no.: 92-0390-P.