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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of speed reduction equipment /
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 1991
Report Number EPA/600-M-91-046; EPA-R814903; PB92104363
Stock Number PB92-104363
OCLC Number 25014734
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Colorado ; Speed reducers--Research--Colorado ; Speed reducers--Environmental aspects--Colorado ; Gearing, Reduction--Research--Colorado
Additional Subjects Pollution abatement ; Hazardous materials ; Research and development ; Water pollution control ; Waste management ; US EPA ; Industrial wastes ; Waste water ; Waste disposal ; Cleaning ; Spray painting ; Waste recycling ; Ultrafiltration ; Waste minimization ; Industrial equipment ; Source reduction ; Small systems ; SIC 3714
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EHAM  EPA/600/M-91/046 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-M-91-046 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/15/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-M-91-046 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/14/2014
EJED  EPA 600/M-91-046 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 05/07/1999
ELBD RPS EPA 600-M-91-046 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB92-104363 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 manufacturing speed reduction equipment -- approximately 110,000 speed reduction units/yr. Plant operations include machining and assembling parts for worn gear shafts and other shafts, worn gear bodies, hubs and housings, bearings and seals. Keyed and threaded shafts are case-hardened, ground with a thread grinder, and deburred. Component parts are washed with an aqueous cleaner before assembly, and finished assemblies are spray painted with solvent-based paints and lacquer thinner. Spent cutting fluid and sludge, including turnings, and spent wash water are shipped offsite for disposal. Spent hydraulic oil and non-aqueous cutting fluid are shipped to a recycler. Waste paint and spent lacquer thinner are shipped offsite for incineration. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that most waste consists of spent aqueous cutting fluid, and that the greatest savings could be obtained by ultrafiltration and recycle of spent wash water.
Caption title. Shipping list no.: 91-750-P. "Oct. 1991." "EPA/600-M-91-046."