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Main Title Waste reduction activities and options for a manufacturer of electroplated wire /
Author Ulbrecht, Alan. ; 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-92/049; EPA-R-815165
Stock Number PB93-123214
Subjects Electroplating industry--Waste disposal--Research--New Jersey.
Additional Subjects Waste management ; Pollution abatement ; Hazardous materials ; Wire processing ; Electroplating ; New Jersey ; Manufacturing ; Cost analysis ; Cleaning ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction
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NTIS  PB93-123214 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.
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 electroplated wire for use in the automotive, computer, aerospace, and related industries. The wire is plated with copper, silver, nickel, tin, or tin-lead according to customer specifications. The process involves cleaning of the base wire followed by electroplating using a reel-to-reel technique. A site visit was made in 1990 during which several opportunities for waste minimization were identified. Options identified included reduction of discharge volume, improved rinsing operations, changes in the wire drawing operation, and consideration of a zero-discharge system. 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.
"EPA/600/S-92/049." "October 1992." Microfiche.