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GUIDE TO CLEANER TECHNOLOGIES: ORGANIC COATING REMOVAL
Smith, L. AND et al. GUIDE TO CLEANER TECHNOLOGIES: ORGANIC COATING REMOVAL. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/625/R-93/015, 1994.
A cleaner technology is a source reduction or recycle method |applied to eliminate or significantly reduce hazardous waste generation. Source reduction includes product changes and source control. Source control can be further characterized as input material changes, technology changes, or improved operating practices. Pollution prevention should emphasize source reduction technologies over recycling but, if source reduction technologies are not available, recycling is a good approach to reducing waste generation. Therefore, recycling should be used where possible to minimize or avoid waste treatment requirements when source reduction options have been evaluated and/or implemented . The cleaner technology must, of course, reduce the quantity, toxicity, or both of the waste produced. It is also essential that the final product quality be reliably controlled to acceptable standards. In addition, the cost of applying the new technology relative to the cost of similar technologies needs to be considered.