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Main Title Pollution prevention opportunity assessment USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center Beltsville, Maryland.
Author Sobol, S. P.
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/R-93/008; EPA-68-C8-0062
Stock Number PB93-146843
Subjects Pollution prevention ; Waste minimization ; Pollution--Research--United States
Additional Subjects Pollution abatement ; Hazardous materials ; Waste management ; US EPA ; US DOA ; Laboratories ; Chemical analysis ; Alternatives ; Kjeldahl method ; Nitrogen ; Cost analysis ; Chemical compounds ; Chromatographic analysis ; Beltsville Agricultural Research Center ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction ; Beltsville(Maryland) ; High performance liquid chromatography
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NTIS  PB93-146843 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 56 pages ; 28 cm
A pollution prevention opportunity assessment (PPOA) was performed during the spring of 1991 which identified areas for waste reduction at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), Beltsville, Maryland. The areas selected for this joint EPA/USDA study included general hazardous materials handling and usage, total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN) analyses, and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analyses. One pollution prevention option applicable to total Kjeldahl analyses involved use of an automated nitrogen analyzer. Acid and base wastes are virtually eliminated and costs for chemicals and labor are reduced significantly. Other pollution prevention options for total Kjeldahl include phenate auto analyzer, micro analysis, and alternate catalyst. Pollution prevention options for HPLC included solid phase extraction, supercritical fluid extraction, solvent recovery, and column/particle size reduction. The approach used to conduct this PPOA is present in EPA's 'Waste Minimization Opportunity Assessment Manual' (EPA/625/7-88/003).
"EPA/600/R-93/008." "February 1993." Microfiche.