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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for an aluminum extrusions manufacturer /
Author Looby, Gwen P. ; Kirsch, F. W. ; Kirsch, F. William. ; Looby, G. P.
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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-92-018; EPA-R-814903; PB92196393
Stock Number PB92-196393
OCLC Number 26148429
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Tennessee ; Aluminum--Finishing--Research--Tennessee
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Pollution abatement ; Metal industry ; Waste management ; Extrusions ; Industrial wastes ; Buffing ; Coating processes ; Aluminum ; Solvents ; Metal scraps ; Anodizing ; Electrostatic coating ; Waste minimization ; Small systems ; Source reduction ; SIC 20-39
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S-92-018 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/30/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-S-92-018 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/24/2010
ELBD RPS EPA 600-S-92-018 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
EMBD  EPA/600/S-92/018 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 12/28/2001
NTIS  PB92-196393 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has funded a pilot project to assist small- and medium-size manufacturers who want to minimize their generation of waste but who lack the expertise to do so. 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 the University of Tennessee performed an assessment at a plant manufacturing aluminum extrusions -- over 36 million pounds per year. Primary and scrap aluminum is melted down, cast into logs, then heat treated. Next, the logs are extruded into desired shapes. Extrusions are sheared, heat treated, then either buffed, anodized (colorized), painted, or shipped. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that the majority of waste was generated in the anodizing line but that the greatest savings could be obtained by installing an electrostatic powder coating system to eliminate spent toluene, air filters, plastic sheets, paint ash, and evaporated solvents.
"EPA/600-S-92-018." "April 1992." Shipping list no.: 92-0348-P.