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Main Title Guides to pollution prevention : the mechanical equipment repair industry.
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory and Center for Environmental Research Information, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-68-CO-0003; EPA/625/R-92/008
Stock Number PB93-121317
Subjects Waste minimization--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Hazardous substances--Risk assessment--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Hazardous substances--United States--Risk assessment--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Additional Subjects Waste management ; Pollution abatement ; Repair shops ; Equipment ; Guidelines ; Waste recycling ; Environmental chemical substitutes ; Substitutes ; Degreasing ; Waste storage ; Materials recovery ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction ; SIC 76
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NTIS  PB93-121317 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 v, 45 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Commercial mechanical equipment repair services are covered under SIC 76 and include activities such as repair of boilers, commercial appliances, lawn mowers, refrigerators and air conditioners, electric motors, generators and transformers, among others. The guide describes the typical wastes generated during repairs, such as spent solvents, oils and rags, sand blasting materials, sump sludge, refrigerant, and scrap metals. Waste reduction options, including source reduction and recycling, are then identified. Suggestions for improved housekeeping, substitution of chlorinated solvent-based paints and degreasers with aqueous products, and recycling of solvents, refrigerants and scrap metal are some of the alternatives for waste reduction identified in the guide. To help repair shops determine opportunities for waste reduction at their own shops, the guide provides a set of worksheets which take the user step-by-step through an analysis of the on-site waste generating operations and the possibilities for minimizing each waste. The guide is also intended to be instructive to consultants who serve the industry and government agencies who regulate it.
"Technology transfer"--Cover. Shipping list no.: 93-0014-P. "September 1992." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/625/R-92/008." Microfiche.