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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of metal-cutting wheels and components /
Author Kirsch, F. William. ; Maginn, J. C.
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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-R-814903; EPA/600/S-92/006
Stock Number PB92-192145
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Tennessee ; Metal-cutting--Research--Tennessee
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Industrial plants ; Pollution abatement ; Manuals ; Assessments ; Manufacturers ; Metal finishing ; Cutters ; Carbide tools ; Ultrasonic cleaning ; Titanium nitrides ; Sulfuric acid ; Waste recycling ; Sludge disposal ; Waste water ; Industrial waste treatment ; Separators ; Cost effectiveness ; Waste Minimization Assessment Centers ; Nickel plating ; Trichlorane ; Chromates ; Chemical vapor deposition
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NTIS  PB92-192145 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 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 the University of Tennessee performed an assessment at a plant manufacturing metal-cutting wheels and components--approximately 6,000,000 units/yr. Tungsten carbide inserts for metal cutting are pressed, sintered, shaped by grinding, and ultrasonically cleaned. About half are coated with titanium nitride by chemical vapor deposition. Premolded ceramic inserts are ground to specifications and ultrasonically cleaned. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that most waste, other than treated wastewater, consists of sludge filtered from machine coolant, and that the greatest savings could be obtained by recycling treated water from the plant's wastewater treatment facility to the gas/water separators of the chemical vapor deposition units.