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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of chemicals /
Author Looby, Gwen P. ; Miller, P. S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Miller, Phylissa S.
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 1992
Report Number EPA/600-S-92-004; EPA-R-814903; PB92203595
Stock Number PB92-203595
OCLC Number 26274859
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Tennessee ; Chemical industry--Waste disposal--Research--Tennessee
Additional Subjects Manufacturers ; Waste minimization ; Chemical industry ; Hazardous materials ; Manuals ; Assessments ; Resins ; Herbicides ; Additives ; Catalysts ; Propionic acid ; Emulsifying agents ; Industrial waste treatment ; Dryers ; Sludge ; Pollution prevention
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-S-92-004 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/24/2010
EJED  EPA/600/S-92/004 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 10/05/2001
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S-92-004 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-S-92-004 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/22/2016
EMBD  EPA/600/S-92/004 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 12/28/2001
NTIS  PB92-203595 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7 pages : illustrations ; 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 waste but who lack the expertise to do so. In an effort to assist these manufacturers, 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 performed an assessment at a plant manufacturing acrylic emulsions, low molecular weight resins, herbicides, and specialty chemicals - approximately 300 million lb/yr. In general, monomers, additives, activators, and catalysts are metered and mixed in tanks then pumped sequentially into reactor vessels. Once the product is formed, the solution is pumped into a blend tank where more chemicals, such as binders, emulsifiers, and thickeners, are added. The team's report recommendations, indicated that the majority of waste was generated in the waste water treatment system and that the greatest savings could be obtained by installing a natural gas-fired dry-off oven in the waste water treatment system to reduce (by 81%) the amount of sludge removed to the landfill.
Caption title. Shipping list no.: 92-0392-P. "May 1992." "EPA/600-S-92-004."