Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of iron castings and fabricated sheet metal parts

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The U.S. 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. Waste Minimization Assessment Centers (WMACs) were established at selected universities and procedures were adapted from the EPA Waste Minimization Opportunity Assessment Manual. That document has been superseded by the Facility Pollution Prevention Guide. The WMAC team at the University of Louisville performed an assessment at a plant that manufactures iron castings and fabricated sheet metal parts. Foundry operations include mixing and mold formation, core making, metal pouring, ... continued below

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Fleischman, M.; Harris, J.J.; Handmaker, A. & Looby, G.P. August 1, 1995.

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The U.S. 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. Waste Minimization Assessment Centers (WMACs) were established at selected universities and procedures were adapted from the EPA Waste Minimization Opportunity Assessment Manual. That document has been superseded by the Facility Pollution Prevention Guide. The WMAC team at the University of Louisville performed an assessment at a plant that manufactures iron castings and fabricated sheet metal parts. Foundry operations include mixing and mold formation, core making, metal pouring, shakeout, finishing, and painting. Cutting, shaping, and welding are the principal metal fabrication operations. The team`s report, detailing findings and recommendations indicated that paint-related wastes are generated in large quantities, and that significant waste reduction and cost savings could be realized by installing a dry powder coating system or by replacing conventional air spray paint guns with high-volume low-pressure spray guns. 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 TI96000724

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  • Other Information: PBD: Aug 1995

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  • Other: TI96000724
  • Report No.: EPA/600/S--95/008
  • DOI: 10.2172/111909 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 111909
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625046

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Fleischman, M.; Harris, J.J.; Handmaker, A. & Looby, G.P. Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of iron castings and fabricated sheet metal parts, report, August 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625046/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.