||Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of components for automobile air conditioners /
Looby, Gwen P. ;
Kirsch, F. W.
||University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Waste minimization--Research--Tennessee. ;
Automobiles--Air conditioning--Tennessee. ;
Hazardous materials ;
Air conditioners ;
Pollution abatement ;
Waste management ;
Industrial wastes ;
Metal scrap ;
Environmental chemical substitutes ;
Waste minimization ;
Source reduction ;
Small systems ;
SIC 20-39 ;
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||5 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 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 (PB92-216985, July 199). The WMAC team at the University of Tennessee performed an assessment at a plant manufacturing charged air coolers, round tube plate fin (RTPF) condensers, and air conditioner tubes for automotive air conditioning systems-approximately two million pounds per year. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that the majority of waste was generated in the rinse tanks and the hot water flush testing stations but that the greatest savings could be obtained by replacing solvent-based vapor degreasing systems with a detergent-based immersion system to eliminate still bottoms and evaporated solvent losses.
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