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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of motor vehicle exterior mirrors /
Author Kirsch, F. William. ; Looby, G. P.
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Author Title of a Work
Looby, Gwen P.
CORP Author 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-92-020; EPA-R-814903; PB92192806
Stock Number PB92-192806
OCLC Number 26274921
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Tennessee. ; Rearview mirrors--Research--Tennessee. ; Automobiles--Rearview mirrors--Research--Tennessee.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Pollution abatement ; Waste management ; Mirrors ; Research and development ; Motor vehicles ; Stainless steels ; Electrostatic coating ; Galvanized materials ; Solvents ; Waste water ; Manufacturing ; Washing ; Water pollution control ; Degreasing ; Environmental chemical substitutes ; Cleaning ; Waste minimization ; SIC 20-39 ; Source reduction
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S-92-020 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/30/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-S-92-020 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/27/2013
EJED  EPA/600/S-92/020 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 10/05/2001
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EMBD  EPA/600/S-92/020 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 12/28/2001
NTIS  PB92-192806 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume.
Abstract 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. 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 the University of Tennessee performed an assessment at a plant manufacturing exterior motor vehicle mirrors--approximately 3 million mirrors per year. Galvanized steel and stainless steel stock undergo stamping, pressing, and cutting operations followed by degreasing. Stainless steel mirror housings are buffed, assembled, packaged, and shipped. Galvanized steel, zinc die-cast, and plastic mirror parts are washed then electrostatically primed and painted. Parts are assembled, packaged, and shipped. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that the majority of the waste was generated in the cleaning and washing areas but that the greatest savings could be obtained by installing an electrostatic powder coating system to reduce primer/paint overspray (100%) solvent evaporation (55%), cleaning solvent evaporation (80%), and still bottoms (80%).
Notes Shipping list no.: 92-0392-P. "EPA/600-S-92-020." "May 1992."
Place Published Cincinnati, OH
Supplementary Notes Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Access Notes Also issued online.
Corporate Au Added Ent Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Title Ser Add Ent Environmental research brief.
PUB Date Free Form 1992
Series Title Traced Environmental research brief
Series Title Untraced Environmental research brief
NTIS Prices PC A01/MF A01
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Merged OCLC records 1225789819
OCLC Time Stamp 20160126113855
Language eng
SUDOCS Number EP 1.96:600/S-92/020
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01512cam 2200409Ka 45020