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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for an aluminum extrusions manufacturer /
Author Kirsch, F. William. ; Looby, G. P.
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Looby, Gwen P.
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, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/S-92/018; EPA-R-814903
Stock Number PB92-196393
Subjects Waste minimization--Research. ; Aluminum--Finishing--Research.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Pollution abatement ; Metal industry ; Waste management ; Extrusions ; Industrial wastes ; Buffing ; Coating processes ; Aluminum ; Solvents ; Metal scraps ; Anodizing ; Electrostatic coating ; Waste minimization ; Small systems ; Source reduction ; SIC 20-39
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NTIS  PB92-196393 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 7 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 (EPA/625/7-88/003, July 1988). The WMAC team at the University of Tennessee performed an assessment at a plant manufacturing aluminum extrusions -- over 36 million pounds per year. Primary and scrap aluminum is melted down, cast into logs, then heat treated. Next, the logs are extruded into desired shapes. Extrusions are sheared, heat treated, then either buffed, anodized (colorized), painted, or shipped. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that the majority of waste was generated in the anodizing line but that the greatest savings could be obtained by installing an electrostatic powder coating system to eliminate spent toluene, air filters, plastic sheets, paint ash, and evaporated solvents.
"Emma Lou George, project officer." Microfiche.