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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of brazed aluminum oil coolers /
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-91-018; EPA-R-814903
Stock Number PB91-234484
OCLC Number 24997122
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Tennessee. ; Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery--Environmental aspects--Tennessee. ; Industrial equipment--Cooling--Research--Tennessee.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Waste management ; Pollution abatement ; Oil coolers ; Research and development ; Industrial wastes ; Assessments ; Degreasing ; Water pollution control ; Brazing ; Waste disposal ; Waste recycling ; Heavy duty vehicles ; Implementation ; Waste treatment ; Cleaning ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction ; SIC 20-39
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EHAM  TD793.9.K55 1991 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-M-91-018 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/15/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-M-91-018 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/08/2013
ELBD RPS EPA 600-M-91-018 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB91-234484 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 4 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 the University of Tennessee inspected a plant manufacturing brazed aluminum oil coolers that are used in heavy equipment. After the cooler components are fabricated, they are degreased (with Chlorothene, which is recycled); assembled; brazed to join internal and external coil fin surfaces (involving a molten salt bath and a quench tank whose sludge is disposed of on-site in a sand filter bed); cleaned (with solutions and rinse waters needing treatment and disposal); and painted. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that a significant minimization opportunity could be effected by replacing molten salt bath brazing with vacuum brazing. The implementation cost would be high and the payback years relatively long, but the percent waste reduction (80%) and annual savings would be pronounced. 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. "Jul. 1991." "EPA/600-M-91-018."
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 A01/MF A01
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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OCLC Time Stamp 20160419144236
Language eng
SUDOCS Number EP 1.96:600/M-91/018
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OCLC Rec Leader 01564cam 2200433Ia 45020