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Main Title Three Case Studies of Waste Minimization through Use of Metal Recovery Processes.
Author Apel, M. L. ; Bridges, J. S. ; Szabo, M. F. ; Ambekar, S. H. ;
CORP Author Istituto di Ricerca sulle Acque, Rome (Italy). ;Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago. Notre Dame Industrial Waste Elimination Research Center.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.;PEI Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher 1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-68-03-3389; EPA/600/D-91/007;
Stock Number PB91-162719
Additional Subjects Materials recovery ; Heavy metals ; Hazardous materials ; Waste management ; Case studies ; Industrial wastes ; Waste disposal ; Cost analysis ; Electronic circuits ; Automotive industry ; Repair shops ; Reprints ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-162719 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 27p
Metal bearing wastestreams containing heavy metals are generated through several industrial processes. Standard pretreatment practices usually involve removal of these metals from the effluent prior to discharge using a variety of techniques, often resulting in production of a sludge which must be disposed as a hazardous waste. With the increased costs of hazardous waste disposal, waste minimization practices and techniques designed to reduce the quantity of hazardous waste generated in industrial countries are becoming more prevalent. The paper presents the findings of three waste minimization case studies concerned with the recovery of metals from two industrial wastestreams in the printed circuit board industry and one in the automotive repair industry. The purpose of these studies was to technically and economically evaluate the effectiveness of three metal recovery operations in minimizing the volume of hazardous waste generated at each facility.