||Waste reduction activities and options for a scrap metal recovery facility /
Saqa, Hanna. ;
Saga, H. ;
Watts, D. J.
||New Jersey Inst. of Tech., Newark.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Waste minimization--Research--New Jersey. ;
Scrap metal industry--Waste disposal--Research--New Jersey.
Metal scrap ;
Waste minimization ;
Pollution control ;
Metal cleaning ;
Waste water reuse ;
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||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 processes scrap metal to recover refined metals for reuse. The facility concentrates on recovery of tungsten, molybdenum, and tantalum. The processes used by the facility involve washing, degreasing, mechanical cleaning, and acid treatment. A site visit was made in 1990 during which several opportunities for waste minimization were identified.