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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of compressed air equipment components /
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-91-024; EPA-R-814903
Stock Number PB91-234567
OCLC Number 24997099
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Colorado. ; Air-compressors--Environmental aspects--Colorado. ; Compressed air--Equipment and supplies--Research--Colorado.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Waste management ; Pollution abatement ; Pneumatic equipment ; Compressed air ; Assessments ; Industrial wastes ; Cleaning ; Lubricants ; Coolants ; Solvents ; Metals ; Waste disposal ; Waste treatment ; Waste minization ; Source reduction ; SIC 20-39
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD793.9.K572 1991 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-M-91-024 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/15/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-M-91-024 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/31/2013
EJED  EPA 600/M-91-024 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 05/07/1999
EKBD  EPA-600/M-91-024 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/23/2009
ELBD RPS EPA 600-M-91-024 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB91-234567 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 manufacturing zinc and aluminum alloy filters, regulators, lubricators, fittings, and valves -- components for compressed air equipment. Each step of the manufacturing process creates waste: fabricating zinc and aluminum diecast parts generates scrap metal and spent lubricants and hydraulic fluid; milling, drilling, and tapping generate spent cutting/cooling fluid and solvents and metal shavings; cleaning machined parts and steel parts fashioned off-site generates waste oil and 1,1,1,-trichloroethane; and surface coating of metal parts generates effluents from chemical baths and alkaline rinses, e.g., chromium, sulfate, and phosphate precipitates. Other processes generate additional waste hydraulic fluid, cutting/cooling fluid, and Freon. Although the plant had already changed several procedures to minimize its wastes, the WMAC team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, identified several practices that might be changed to effect greater waste reduction and savings. The recommendation resulting in the greatest reduction involves replacing chromium-containing reagents with those that generate no hazardous waste; the proposed coating process requires no rinsing and would, therefore, not contaminate rinse waters. 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-91-024."