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Main Title Assessment of industrial hazardous waste practices : electronic components manufacturing industry /
Author Peters, Gerald O. ; Levin, James ; Thomas., Peter
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Levin, James,
Thomas, Peter T.,
CORP Author United States. Office of Solid Waste.; United States. Environmental Protection Agency.; Wapora, inc.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Management Division, Office of Solid Waste ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA SW-140c; EPA/530/SW-140c; EPA 530-R-77-002; EPA-68-01-3193
Stock Number PB-265 532
OCLC Number 03086446
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Electronics--Materials ; Factory and trade waste--United States ; Hazardous substances ; Waste products
Additional Subjects Electronics--Materials ; Factory and trade waste--United States ; Hazardous substances ; Waste products ; Electric devices ; Industrial wastes ; Assessments ; Hazardous materials ; Manufacturing ; Waste disposal ; Cost estimates ; Methodology ; Toxicity ; Flammability ; Sampling ; Process charting ; Solvents ; Sludge disposal ; Plastics ; Hydraulic fluids ; Paints ; Cutting fluids ; Safety ; Earth fills ; Incinerators ; Reclamation ; Water pollution control ; Solid waste disposal ; Liquid waste disposal ; SIC 367
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 530-R-77-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/28/2007
EJBD  EPA SW-140c Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/23/2013
EJED  EPA-530/1977.2 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 05/28/1993
ELBD RPS EPA 530-SW-140c repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/16/2015
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA SW-140c Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA SW-140c Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/28/2018
NTIS  PB-265 532 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation [214] pages : illustrations, diagrams, maps ; 28 cm.
This report describes hazardous waste generation and management in the electronic components manufacturing industry, defined as those plants whose primary products are components intended for assembly into electronic equipment. The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) of the industry is 367. Twenty-three plant surveys showed that product and manufacturing process diversity within the industry precludes satisfactory correlation of these factors with waste types. Based upon the plant survey data, land-disposed wastes of the industry fall into ten waste categories including five categories which are both land-disposed in quantifiable amounts and contain hazardous materials (halogenated solvents, non-halogenated solvents, wastewater treatment sludges, painting wastes, and hydraulic and lubricating oils), and five categories which included either unquantifiable amounts of hazardous materials, no hazardous materials or were not typically land-filled (metal scrap, concentrated cyanides, concentrated acids and alkalies, plastic wastes, and miscellaneous). Isolated occurrences of berylium- and PCB-containing wastes were recognized. Hazardous properties of the industry's land-disposed wastes include flammability, corrosivity/dermal irritation, oral toxicity, and bioconcentration. Constituents of the wastes which had these properties were non-halogenated solvents, various heavy metals, fluorides, and oils. The estimated total quantity of potentially hazardous wastes land-disposed by the industry in 1975 was 49,500 kkg (54,500 tons) on a wet weight basis of which more than half was wastewater treatment sludges. With the exceptions of some halogenated and non-halogenated solvents which are segregated and reclaimed and of occasional on-site disposal of oils and wastewater treatment sludges, most potentially hazardous wastes (87 percent) generated by surveyed plants were ultimately land-disposed off-site by private contractors. The best technology currently applied and the technology required to provide environmentally adequate treatment for each waste stream and attendant costs are discussed.
Prepared by Wapora, Inc., Washington, D.C. under [contract no. 68-01-3193]. Includes appendixes. "BB-265 532." Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-144).