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Main Title Waste reduction activities and options for a printing plate preparation section of a newspaper /
Author Ulbrecht, Alan. ; Watts, D. J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Watts, Daniel J.
CORP Author New Jersey Inst. of Tech., Newark.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600-S-92-053; EPA-R-815165; PB93126563
Stock Number PB93-126563
OCLC Number 27159515
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--New Jersey ; Printing plates--Waste disposal--Research--New Jersey
Additional Subjects Waste management ; Pollution abatement ; Hazardous materials ; Platemaking(Printing) ; New Jersey ; Printing equipment ; Manufacturing ; Newspaper ; Materials recovery ; Environmental chemical substitutes ; Waste water ; Cost analysis ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-S-92-053 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/26/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S-92-053 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-S-92-053 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ELBD  EPA 600-S-92-053 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/25/1998
NTIS  PB93-126563 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 4 pages ; 28 cm.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded a project with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy (NJDEPE) to assist in conducting waste minimization assessments at thirty small- to medium-sized businesses in the state of New Jersey. One of the sites selected was a printing plate preparation area of a large circulation newspaper printing facility. The areas of concern on the part of the publishing company that lead to the waste minimization opportunities assessment were levels of contaminants in their waste water which were above the limits established by the local sewage authority. The process used for plate preparation is fundamentally a photographic transfer operation involving developing and fixing photographic films. A site visit was mde in 1990 during which several opportunities for waste minimization were identified. Options included changes in some of the chemicals used in the process, reduced levels of rinse water, and improved silver recovery technology. Implementation of the identified waste minimization opportunities was not part of the program. Percent waste reduction, net annual savings, implementation costs and payback periods were estimated.
"EPA/600-S-92-053." "October 1992." Shipping list no.: 92-0683-P.