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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of chemicals /
Author Looby, Gwen P. ; Miller, P. S.
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Author Title of a Work
Miller, Phylissa S.
George, Emma Lou.
CORP Author University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/S-92/004; EPA-R-814903
Stock Number PB92-203595
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
Internet Access
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=30003V32.PDF
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NTIS  PB92-203595 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 10 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Abstract
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.
Notes
Caption title. "Emma Lou George, project officer." "May 1992." "EPA/600/S-92/004." Microfiche.