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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of rebuilt railway cars and 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-91-017; EPA-R-814903
Stock Number PB91-234518
OCLC Number 24997416
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Tennessee. ; Railroad cars--Design and construction--Research--Tennessee. ; Railroad cars--Fittings--Research--Tennessee. ; Railroads--Cars--Design and construction--Research--Tennessee. ; Railroads--Cars--Fittings--Research--Tennessee.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Waste management ; Pollution abatement ; Railroad cars ; Assessments ; Industrial wastes ; Painting ; Sludge disposal ; Solvents ; Research and development ; Waste disposal ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction ; SIC 20-39
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EHAM  EPA/600/M-91/017 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE 600-M-91-017 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/18/2019
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-M-91-017 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/15/2017
EJED  EPA 600/M-91-017 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 05/07/1999
ELBD RPS EPA 600-M-91-017 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB91-234518 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 the University of Tennessee inspected a plant that rebuilds approximately 2,000 railway cars (open, flat, and freight) each year and that refurbishes wheel assemblies and air brake systems. The team's report, detailing their findings and recommendations, indicated that the greatest opportunities to minimize waste came from the railcar painting operation where paint and primer solids and sludge are generated. The team recommended installing an electrostatic spray paint system for priming and painting to reduce the overspray losses. 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. "Jul. 1991." "EPA/600-M-91-017."