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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer producing treated wood products /
Author Kirsch, F. William. ; Maginn, J. C.
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Author Title of a Work
Maginn, J. Clifford.
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-92-022; EPA-R-814903
Stock Number PB-92-196401
OCLC Number 26226024
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Colorado ; Wood preservatives--Research--Colorado
Additional Subjects Hazardous wastes ; Waste minimization ; Manufacturers ; Pollution prevention ; Wood products ; Wood preservatives ; Poles(Supports) ; Lumber ; Creosote ; Industrial plants ; Copper organic compounds ; Ozone ; Phenols ; Bark ; Wood wastes ; Removal ; Cost analysis ; Assessments
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EJBD  EPA 600-S-92-022 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/27/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S-92-022 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-S-92-022 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/01/2016
NTIS  PB92-196401 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 3 pages ; 28 cm.
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 hazardous 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 Colorado State University performed an assessment at a plant producing treated wood products--approximately 1,700,000 cu.ft./yr. Railroad crossties and poles are treated with creosote in pressure cylinders to increase their serviceability under conditions that promote decay, weathering, insect destruction, or exposure to fire. Lumber is treated by Wolmanizing, a closed loop process in which a 2% chromated copper arsenate solution is used for treatment in a pressure cylinder. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that most waste was generated in the creosote treatment process, and also that cost savings could be obtained by arranging an exchange of accumulated bark and wood chips with others who use wood scrap as a raw material.
Caption title. "May 1992." "EPA/600-S-92-022." Shipping list no.: 92-0391-P.