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Main Title Waste reduction activities and options for a manufacturer of fire retardant plastic pellets and hot melt adhesives /
Author Saqa, Hanna. ; Watts, D. J.
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Watts, Daniel J.
CORP Author New Jersey Inst. of Tech., Newark.;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-92/052; EPA-R-815165
Stock Number PB93-123248
Subjects Pelletizing--Fires and fire prevention--Waste disposal--Research--New Jersey. ; Hot melt adhesives industry--Materials--Waste disposal--Research--New Jersey.
Additional Subjects Waste management ; Pollution abatement ; Hazardous materials ; Adhesives ; New Jersey ; Manufacturing ; Fire resistant materials ; Cost analysis ; Additives ; Batching ; Water pollution control ; Waste water ; Solidification ; Waste minimization ; Plastic pellets ; Source reduction
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=30003V98.PDF
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NTIS  PB93-123248 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 6 pages ; 28 cm.
Abstract
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded a project with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy (NJDEPE) to assist in conducting waste minimization assessments at thirty small- to medium-sized businesses in the state of New Jersey. One of the sites selected was a facility that manufactures fire retardant plastic pellets and hot melt adhesives. The manufacturing process for the plastic pellets uses a batch procedure in mixers where resins are combined with flame retardants and other additives. The mix is allowed to solidify and formed into pellets. The hot melt adhesive is produced by extruding a polymer with the necessary additives followed by washing and pelletizing. A site visit was made in 1990 during which several opportunities for waste minimization were identified. Options identified included changes in sequencing of production, modifications of waste water treatment practices, changes in hydraulic oil use and reuse practices. Implementation of the identified waste minimization opportunities was not part of the program. Percent waste reduction, net annual savings, implementation costs and payback periods were estimated.
Notes
"EPA/600/S-92/052." "October 1992." Microfiche.