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Main Title An automated aqueous rotary washer for the metal finishing industry /
Author Gavaskar, A. R. ; Olfenbuttel, R. F. ; Jones, J. A. ; Fox, T. C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gavaskar, Arun R.
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH. ;Connecticut Hazardous Waste Management Service, Hartford.;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/R-92/188; EPA-68-C0-0003
Stock Number PB92-232214
Subjects Metal finishing equipment industry ; Waste minimization ; Pollution prevention
Additional Subjects Metal finishing ; Pollution abatement ; Waste management ; Washers(Cleaners) ; Performance evaluation ; Environmental chemical substitutes ; Economic analysis ; Quality assurance ; Design criteria ; Washing ; Waste treatment ; Degreasing ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction ; Rotary washers ; Waste Reduction Innovative Technology Evaluation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-232214 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 70 pages ; 30 cm
Product quality, waste reduction, and economic issues involved in the use of an automated aqueous rotary washer in the metal finishing industry were evaluated in the study. The automated washer can be used for most metal parts that would ordinarily be cleaned by vapor degreasing, hand-aqueous washing, or alkaline tumbling. The automated washer had good potential to reduce waste, was economically viable, produced good product quality, and also avoided the vapor degreaser's use of perchlorethylene. When compared with hand-aqueous washing and alkaline tumbling, the automated washer used less chemicals. The payback period was about 7 years.
Caption title. "EPA/600/R-92/188." "August 1992." Microfiche.