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Main Title Waste Minimization Opportunity Assessment: A Photofinishing Facility.
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Aug 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-C8-0061; EPA/600/2-91/039;
Stock Number PB91-231530
Additional Subjects Waste management ; Photographic processing chemicals ; Water pollution control ; Materials recovery ; Electrowinning ; Ion exchanging ; Feasibility studies ; Waste recycling ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-231530 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 184p
Abstract A waste minimization opportunity assessment was performed which identified areas for waste reduction at a photofinishing facility. The study followed procedures in the EPA Waste Minimization Opportunity Assessment Manual. The report identifies potential options to achieve further waste minimization progress. A number of waste producing processes were initially screened, and detailed technical evaluations were performed on wastes associated with process solutions and wash waters. Options identified were as follows: (1) wash water control; (2) silver recovery--metal replacement cartridges; (3) silver recovery--electrowinning (4) electrowinning with MRC tailing; (5) recovery of silver--ion exchange; (6) recovery of fixer; (7) recovery of bleach fix; and (8) recovery of developer. Based on the results of the assessment phase, Options 1-4 and 7 were selected for further evaluation in the feasibility phase. The results of the study indicate the fastest payback would be realized from Options 1 and 7 assuming Accuphoto's willingness to recycle bleach and no production increases.
Supplementary Notes Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
NTIS Title Notes Final rept.
Category Codes 68C; 68D; 82B
NTIS Prices PC A09/MF A02
Primary Description 600/14
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 128229781
Origin NTIS
Type CAT