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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment /
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-91-019; EPA-R-814903
Stock Number PB91-234476
OCLC Number 24997266
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Tennessee. ; Heating and ventilation industry--Environmental aspects--Tennessee. ; Air conditioning industry--Environmental aspects--Tennessee.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Waste management ; Environmental engineering ; Pollution abatement ; Industrial wastes ; Assessments ; Research and development ; Painting ; Air conditioning equipment ; Ventilation fans ; Heating equipment ; Adhesives ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction ; SIC 20-39
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EHAM  TD793.9.K58 1991 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-M-91-019 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/15/2017
EJED  EPA 600/M-91-019 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 05/07/1999
EKBD  EPA-600/M-91-019 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/23/2009
ELBD RPS EPA 600-M-91-019 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB91-234476 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 4 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 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 the University of Tennessee inspected a plant manufacturing heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment. Of the distinct process lines in the plant, three generated hazardous waste: the manufacture of fan coil units and air terminal units and the painting process. The manufacture of fan coil units generated the most and the greatest variety of these wastes. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, suggested that to reduce adhesive overspray, defectively glued insulation board, and adhesive carrier vapor, the plant should consider using nonferric screws instead of adhesives to attach insulation to sheet metal parts, or replace solvent-based adhesives (wholly or in part) with water-based adhesives. The amount of waste would be the same, but it would be nonhazardous and could be disposed of in municipal waste.
Caption title. Shipping list no.: 91-553-P. "Jul. 1991." "EPA/600-M-91-019."