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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of sheet metal components /
Author Edwards, Harry W. ; Kostrzewa, M. F. ; Looby, G. P.
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Kostrzewa, Michael F.
Looby, Gwen P.
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. ;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-92/035; EPA-R-814903
Stock Number PB93-123016
OCLC Number 46390611
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Colorado. ; Sheet metal working machinery--Research--Colorado.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Waste management ; Metal sheets ; Pollution abatement ; Manufacturing ; Assessments ; Electronic equipment ; Medical equipment ; Painting ; Degreasing ; Anodizing ; Protective coatings ; Chromates ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction ; SIC 20-39
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NTIS  PB93-123016 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) 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. In an effort to assist these manufacturers 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 Colorado State University performed an assessment at a plant that manufactures precision sheet-metal components, primarily for electronics and medical equipment. Sheet metal is machined into desired components that are anodized or chromated if aluminum; degreased and painted if required; and assembled, inspected, packaged, and shipped. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that the plant could achieve significant cost savings and waste reduction by replacing its standard paint spray guns with high-volume low-pressure paint guns, thereby reducing paint overspray.