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Main Title Impacts of material substitution in automobile manufacture on resource recovery /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Roig, Robert W.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/5-76-007a; IRT-403-R; EPA-68-01-3142
Stock Number PB-257 542
OCLC Number 02939333
Subjects Automobiles--Materials ; Salvage (Waste, etc)
Additional Subjects Automotive industry ; Solid waste disposal ; Materials recovery ; Materials replacement ; Substitutes ; Separation ; Collection ; Shredding ; Metal scrap ; Abandonment ; Process charting ; Management planning ; Iron alloys ; Aluminum alloys ; Economic analysis ; Manufacturing ; Forecasting ; Waste recycling ; Secondary materials industry ; Junk car disposal
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-5-76-007a Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/30/2013
EKBD  EPA-600/5-76-007a Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/19/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-76-007a Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB-257 542 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
The study reported here was undertaken to focus on a particular aspect of resource recovery from automobiles; namely, the long-range technical, environmental, and economic consequences of changes in the materials input into the manufacture of automobiles. That radical changes in automobile materials consumption are taking place, and will continue, is readily apparent; cars are becoming smaller and lighter and major efforts are being made to improve their fuel economy; lighter weight materials, particularly aluminum and plastics, are being emphasized as replacement for traditional materials. The study has been subdivided into four parts as follows: (1) A quantification of the trends in automobile material composition in the period from now to the 1980-1990 decade; (2) An examination of technological and economic problems associated with materials characteristics, availability, and price which could constrain an evident trend toward the use of lighter metals and plastics in automobiles; (3) A study of the automobile recycling industry to determine if the perceived changes in automobile materials composition might either alter economic incentives, or present technical problems in recycling automobiles; (4) A study of long-range economic and environmental effects using a macromodel of the U.S. economy, the SEAS (Strategic Environmental Assessment System) model, developed under the auspices of EPA.
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