Pollution prevention assessment for a manufacturer of combustion engine piston rings

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has funded a pilot project to assist small and medium-size manufacturers who want to minimize their generation of waste but who lack the expertise to do so. In an effort to assist these manufacturers Waste Minimization Assessment Centers (WMACs) were established at selected universities and procedures were adapted from the EPA Waste Minimization Opportunity Assessment Manual. The WMAC team at the University of Tennessee performed an assessment at a plant that manufactures piston rings. Steel and iron rings are machined, chrome-plated or coated, machined again, cleaned, and shipped to customers. The assessment team`s report, ... continued below

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Jendrucko, R.J.; Thomas, T.M. & Looby, G.P. August 1, 1995.

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  • Jendrucko, R.J.
  • Thomas, T.M. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Looby, G.P. University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States)

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has funded a pilot project to assist small and medium-size manufacturers who want to minimize their generation of waste but who lack the expertise to do so. In an effort to assist these manufacturers Waste Minimization Assessment Centers (WMACs) were established at selected universities and procedures were adapted from the EPA Waste Minimization Opportunity Assessment Manual. The WMAC team at the University of Tennessee performed an assessment at a plant that manufactures piston rings. Steel and iron rings are machined, chrome-plated or coated, machined again, cleaned, and shipped to customers. The assessment team`s report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that wastewater and wastewater treatment sludge are the waste streams generated in greatest quantity and that the greatest cost savings could be achieved by modifying the method of masking the rings prior to chrome plating. This Research Brief was developed by the principal investigators and EPA`s National Risk Management Research 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 University City Science Center.

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OSTI as DE96004028

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  • Other Information: PBD: Aug 1995

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  • Other: DE96004028
  • Report No.: EPA--600/S-95/015
  • DOI: 10.2172/125045 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 125045
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc618773

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Jendrucko, R.J.; Thomas, T.M. & Looby, G.P. Pollution prevention assessment for a manufacturer of combustion engine piston rings, report, August 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc618773/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.