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ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BRIEF: WASTE REDUCTION ACTIVITIES AND OPTIONS FOR A REMANUFACTURER OF AUTOMOBILE RADIATORS.
Gashlin, K. AND D. J. Watts. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BRIEF: WASTE REDUCTION ACTIVITIES AND OPTIONS FOR A REMANUFACTURER OF AUTOMOBILE RADIATORS. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/S-92/051 (NTIS 93-123230), 1992.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded a project with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy (NJDEPE) to assist in conducting waste minimization assessments at thirty small- to medium-sized businesses in the state of New Jersey. ne of the sites selected was a facility that remanufactures automobiles radiators. he process involves cleaning the radiator, locating and repairing any leaks, painting, and reinstallation. Site visit was made in 1990 during which several opportunities for waste minimization were identified. Options identified include changes in the cleaning procedure, more efficient rinsing operations, and change of paint from solvent-based to water-based. Implementation of the identified waste minimization opportunities was not part of the program. Percent waste reduction, net annual savings, implementation costs and payback periods were estimated.