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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of aluminum cans /
Author Kirsch, F. William. ; Looby., G. P.
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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-91-025; EPA-R-814903
Stock Number PB91-234575
OCLC Number 24997451
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Colorado. ; Aluminum cans--Research--Colorado.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Waste management ; Pollution abatement ; Cans ; Beverages ; Assessments ; Industrial wastes ; Research and development ; Waste disposal ; Waste recycling ; Food processing ; Water pollution control ; Aluminum ; Cleaning ; Painting ; Sludge disposal ; Activated carbon treatment ; Waste minimization ; SIC 20-39 ; Source reduction
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EHAM  TD793.9.K571 1991 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-M-91-025 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/15/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-M-91-025 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/08/2013
ELBD RPS EPA 600-M-91-025 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB91-234575 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 Colorado State University inspected a plant producing more than one billion aluminum cans each year for a local beverage producer. After the cans have been formed, they are cleaned and painted. These two operations generate the waste: most can cleaning wastes are treated and sewered, and the hazardous painting and inking operations' wastes are shipped to a hazardous waste disposal facility. The on-site treatment facility treats the can washing effluent so that the oil can be hauled to an oil recycler, the sludge disposed of off-site, and the clarified liquid discharged to the sewer. Because the plant had already initiated many steps to minimize and manage its wastes, the WMAC's team report, detailing their findings and recommendations, was only able to suggest that a nonhazardous reagent be substituted for the presently used reagent that contains from 2% to 4% ammonium fluozirconate. The can washing sludge would then be nonhazardous, and all of the hazardous waste disposal costs could be saved. 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. "July 1991." "EPA/600-M-91-025."