||Mercury usage and alternatives in the electrical and electronics industries : final report /
Sass, Bruce M. ;
Salem, M. A. ;
Smith, L. A.
||Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
|| Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
||68-C0-0003; EPA/600/R-94/047; EPA-68-C0-0003
Electric industries--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Electronic industries--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Mercury--Environmental aspects--United States.
Pollution abatement ;
Electrical industry ;
Electronics industry ;
Solid waste disposal ;
Waste recycling ;
Heavy metals ;
Electric equipment ;
Electric switches ;
RCRA wastes ;
Waste minimization ;
SIC 382 ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||vii, 48 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Many industries have already found alternatives for mercury or have greatly decreased mercury use. However, the unique electromechanical and photoelectric properties of mercury and mercury compounds have made replacement of mercury difficult in some applications. The study was initiated to identify source reduction and recycling options for mercury in the electrical and electronics industry (SIC 36) and measurement and control instrument manufacture (SIC 382). The project identified trends in pollution prevention for mercury use throughout the U.S. economy by a review of the sources and use of mercury in the ecomony. Regulatory trends encouraging mercury pollution on prevention were examined, and current practices in the electrical and electronics industry were reviewed in details to identify potential source reduction and reuse options for mercury.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. Shipping list no.: 94-0664-M. "January 1994." "Work assignment no. 3-36." "This material has been funded wholly or in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under contract no. 68-C0-0003 to Battelle"--Title page verso. Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-46). "EPA/600/R-94/047." Microfiche.