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RECORD NUMBER: 323 OF 328
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Waste Treatment and Metal Recovery at the Robbins Company.|
|Author||Clark, P. ;|
|CORP Author||Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Management, Boston. Office of Safe Waste Management. ;Robbins Co., Attleboro, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.|
|Additional Subjects||Metals ; Materials recovery ; Waste water treatment ; Case studies ; Electroplating ; Solid waste disposal ; Water pollution control ; Metal recycling ; Precious metals ; Sludge disposal ; Ion exchange resins ; Technical assistance ; Reprints ; Jewelry plating ; Closed loop system|
The Robbins Company, of Attleboro, Massachusetts, a medium-sized jewelry manufacturing and plating company, installed a new wastewater treatment and metal recovery system, which forms a closed-loop, completed in February, 1988. The company now generates very small quantities of hazardous wastes non-contact cooling water from the annealing furnaces, and intends to complete it's water conservation program by installing one or more chillers on the furnaces. Since 1986, chemical usage has dropped 81.8%, hazardous waste generation 89% and water usage by 47.7%, generating an annual savings of over $71,000.