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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||On-site waste ink recycling : technology evaluation report /|
|Author||Gavaskar, Arun R. ; Olfenbuttel, R. F. ; Jones, J. A.|
|CORP Author||Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/R-92/251; EPA-68-CO-0003|
|Additional Subjects||Waste recycling ; Pollution abatement ; Printing inks ; Performance evaluation ; Newsprint ; Economic analysis ; Reviews ; Environmental protection ; Distillation ; Filtration ; Product development ; Quality assurance ; Waste minimization ; Newspapers ; Hartford(Connecticut)|
|Collation||60 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm|
Recycling ink has good potential as a way to reduce waste and promote long-term cost savings. The evaluation summarized here addresses the product quality, waste reduction, and economic issues involved in recycling printing ink in a facility such as The Hartford Courant newspaper in Hartford, CT. The specific unit evaluated is based on the technology of distillation and filtration. Selected performance tests on the waste, recycled, and virgin inks determined product quality. The recycling unit achieved a good product quality of recycled ink, and the recycled ink fared well in such laboratory tests as viscosity, grind, residue, tack, tinting strength, water content, and water pickup. Qualified professionals, in comparisons with newspapers printed with virgin ink, favorably reviewed newspapers printed with recycled ink. Ink and solvent that would have gone to waste were recovered and reused. The resulting cost saving gave a payback period of about 10 years.
"EPA/600/R-92/251." "January 1993." Microfiche.