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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of refurbished railcar bearing assemblies /
Author Kirsch, F. William. ; Looby, G. P.
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Looby, Gwen P.
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-91-044; EPA-R814903; PB92104348
Stock Number PB92-104348
OCLC Number 24997400
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Tennessee. ; Railroad cars--Bearings--Research--Tennessee. ; Railroads--Cars--Bearings--Research--Tennessee.
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Pollution abatement ; Hazardous materials ; Research and development ; Rail transportation ; Bearings ; Waste management ; Cleaning ; Waste water ; Industrial wastes ; US EPA ; Plating ; Chromium coatings ; Washing ; Greases ; Lubrication ; Corrosion prevention ; Detergents ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction ; Small systems ; SIC 3743
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EHAM  TD793.9.C56 1991 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJAD  EPA 600/M-91-044 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 01/24/1992
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-M-91-044 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/15/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-M-91-044 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/02/2013
EJED  EPA 600/M-91-044 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 05/07/1999
ELBD RPS EPA 600-M-91-044 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB92-104348 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
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 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 which rebuilds railcar bearing assemblies -- approximately 163,200 bearing components per year. Bearings are disassembled, washed, then inspected. 'Premium' bearings, those still within specifications, are reassembled with new grease and bearing seals, packaged and shipped. Non-premium bearings are buffed, rinsed in hot water, and then chrome plated to build up the bearing surfaces. After chroming, the parts are rinsed, baked, and allowed to air cool. Cooled bearings are reassembled with new grease and seals, then packaged and shipped. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that the majority of waste was generated during the railcar bearing cleaning operation and that the greatest savings could be obtained by instigating onsite wastewater treatment and recirculating recovered water to reduce (90 percent) water consumption in the railcar bearing cleaning operation.
Caption title. Shipping list no.: 91-714-P. "Oct. 1991." "EPA/600-M-91-044."