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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Automobile Cycle: An Environmental and Resource Reclamation Problem.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1972
Stock Number PB-213 718
Additional Subjects ( Automobiles ; Resources) ; ( Automotive industry ; Metal scrap) ; ( Metal scrap ; Automobiles) ; Circulation ; Economic models ; Reclamation ; Waste disposal ; Management ; Decision making ; Iron and steel industry ; Foundries ; Utilization ; Economic analysis ; Design criteria ; Materials recovery ; Strategy ; Metal recycling ; Waste recycling ; Junk car disposal ; Secondary materials industry ; Solid waste disposal
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-213 718 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 120p
The study presents a comprehensive analysis of the automobile scrap cycle and a scientific evaluation of the tactics and strategies to improve it. The analysis is as follows: A general model of the total cycle is developed to highlight the interrelationships that exist between the major industrial segments; A detailed flow and process chart is developed to define the scope of operations and delineate the currently available technology in each major area; A decision-logic approach is integrated with the flow charts; All the key decisions affecting recycling in each industry segment are noted and the barriers to favorable decisions are enumerated; Some possible tactics for improved recycling are discussed; and A method for selecting the best course of action is dicussed. (Author)