Pollution prevention assessment for a manufacturer of power supplies

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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 Colorado State University performed an assessment at a plant that manufacturers power supplies from printed circuit boards and electronic components. Through-hole components are attached to the boards using a wave soldering machine. Surface-mounted components ... continued below

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Edwards, H.W.; Kostrzewa, M.F. & Looby, G.P. September 1, 1995.

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  • Edwards, H.W.
  • Kostrzewa, M.F. Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  • 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 Colorado State University performed an assessment at a plant that manufacturers power supplies from printed circuit boards and electronic components. Through-hole components are attached to the boards using a wave soldering machine. Surface-mounted components are mounted onto the boards which are then combined with cases, frames, and other prefabricated parts to form power supplies. The product is then tested and shipped. The assessment team`s report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that waste cooling water is generated in large quantities in the testing and burn-in area, and that significant cost savings could be achieved through the installation of a closed-loop cooling system. 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 DE96004033

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  • Other Information: PBD: Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE96004033
  • Report No.: EPA--600/S-95/025
  • DOI: 10.2172/125055 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 125055
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622968

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Edwards, H.W.; Kostrzewa, M.F. & Looby, G.P. Pollution prevention assessment for a manufacturer of power supplies, report, September 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622968/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.