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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a metal parts coating plant /
Author Kirsch, F. William. ; Looby., G. P.
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Author Title of a Work
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-91-015; EPA-R-814903
Stock Number PB91-234492
OCLC Number 24999467
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Tennessee. ; Coatings--Research--Tennessee. ; Coatings industry--Environmental aspects--Tennessee. ; Automobile supplies industry--Environmental aspects--Tennessee.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Waste management ; Pollution abatement ; Coating processes ; Automotive industry ; Painting ; Plastics ; Water pollution control ; Fugitive emissions ; Assessments ; Industrial wastes ; Epoxy resins ; Vinyl coatings ; Polyester resins ; Waste minimization ; Automotive parts ; Ketone/methylethyl ; Source reduction ; SIC 20-39
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EHAM  EPA/600/M-91/015 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-M-91-015 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/15/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-M-91-015 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/08/2013
ELBD RPS EPA 600-M-91-015 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB91-234492 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 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 where automotive parts are coated with epoxy, vinyl, or polyester powders; with liquid plastisol; or with paint. After the WMAC team analyzed five process lines (for applying coatings) and the reworking operation (where unacceptably finished parts are stripped), a report was prepared detailing their findings and recommendations. They found three ways to reduce the evaporation of methylethyl ketone (MEK), the largest source of waste on the process lines: reduce the open surface area of the MEK container, cool the MEK, or meter the MEK. They also found ways to reduce wastes from the rework process by installing controls, repairing defective drive components, or using alternative methods to remove defective coatings. The Research Brief was developed by the principal investigators and EPA's Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH, to announce key findings of an ongoing research project that is fully documented in a separate report of the same title available from the authors.
Caption title. Shipping list no.: 91-555-P. "Jul. 1991." "EPA/600-M-91-015."