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ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BRIEF: WASTE REDUCTION ACTIVITIES AND OPTIONS FOR A STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
Eyraud, P. AND D. J. Watts. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BRIEF: WASTE REDUCTION ACTIVITIES AND OPTIONS FOR A STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/S-92/026 (NTIS 93-140671), 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. One of the sites selected was a maintenance facility at a State Department of Transportation. The assessment process was coordinated by a team of technical staff from the New Jersey Institute of Technology ( NJIT) with technical experience in process operations, basic chemical experience, and knowledge of environmental concerns and needs. A site visit was made in 1990 during which several opportunities for waste minimization were identified. These opportunities include anti freeze reconditioning and reuse, capture and reuse of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) from vehicle air conditioning systems, and modified spray painting techniques. 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.