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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a bumper refinishing plant /
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 1991
Report Number EPA/600-M-91-020; EPA-R-814903
Stock Number PB91-234526
OCLC Number 24997470
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Colorado. ; Automobiles--Bumpers--Research--Colorado. ; Vehicles--Safety appliances--Research--Colorado.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Pollution abatement ; Waste management ; Bumpers ; Industrial wastes ; Assessments ; Waste disposal ; Cleaning ; Waste recycling ; Electroplating ; Research and development ; Stripping ; Aluminum ; Plastics ; Steels ; Waste minimization ; SIC 20-39 ; Source reduction
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EHAM  TD793.9.K575 1991 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-M-91-020 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/15/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-M-91-020 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/08/2013
EJED  EPA 600/M-91-020 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 10/05/2001
ELBD RPS EPA 600-M-91-020 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB91-234526 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 3 pages ; 28 cm.
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 hazardous 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 Colorado State University inspected a plant refinishing steel, aluminum, and plastic bumpers. The plant is new and already incorporates many hazardous waste management features. After the bumpers are straightened, the processes to remove old plating and coating, the rinsing, the caustic cleaning for steel bumpers and de-smuting for aluminum ones, followed by more rinsing generates significant quantities of waste. Aluminum bumpers are then reanodized at another location; the steel bumpers are soaked in cleaning solutions and rinsed (and soaked and rinsed), creating still more waste, before being electrolytically replated with nickel and chromium. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that the greatest waste reduction could occur with the use of additional filtration along with the existing deionization systems. Their use would reduce chromium and nickel levels in rinse waters and other liquid streams to levels acceptable for recycle to the plant. The collected solids would go to a landfill for disposal. Because steel and aluminum bumpers generate the most waste, plastic bumpers were not considered for the purpose of the assessment. The Research Brief was developed by the principal investigators and EPA's Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH, to announce key findings of an ongoing research project that is fully documented in a separate report of the same title available from the authors.
Notes Caption title. Shipping list no.: 91-555-P. "July 1991." "EPA/600-M-91-020."
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 1991
Series Title Traced Environmental research brief
Series Title Untraced Environmental research brief
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20160419144236
Language eng
SUDOCS Number EP 1.96:600/M-91/020
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OCLC Rec Leader 01394cam 2200409Ia 45020