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ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BRIEF: WASTE REDUCTION ACTIVITIES AND OPTIONS FOR A MANUFACTURER OF HARDENED STEEL GEARS.
Ulbrecht, A. AND D. J. Watts. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BRIEF: WASTE REDUCTION ACTIVITIES AND OPTIONS FOR A MANUFACTURER OF HARDENED STEEL GEARS. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/S-92/057 (NTIS 93-126282), 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 facility that manufacturers hardened steel gears of various sizes and application. The manufacturing steps include grinding, cutting, degreasing, and surface finishing. Site visit was made in 1990 during which several opportunities for waste minimization were identified. Options for pollution prevention include changes in use of metal working coolants, degreasing operations, and the rinsing procedures used in the plating operations. 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.