Pollution prevention assessment for a metal parts coater

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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 applies corrosion resistant coatings to metal parts. Aluminum parts received from customers may be anodized or may receive a chromate conversion coating. Brass, copper, ... continued below

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

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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 applies corrosion resistant coatings to metal parts. Aluminum parts received from customers may be anodized or may receive a chromate conversion coating. Brass, copper, steel, and aluminum parts from customers are nickel plated--either by electrolytic or electroless plating. The assessment team`s report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that large quantities of wastewater and metal sludge are generated by the plant and that significant cost savings could be achieved through replacement of Freon used for degreasing. 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 DE96004035

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  • Other Information: PBD: Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE96004035
  • Report No.: EPA--600/S-95/027
  • DOI: 10.2172/125053 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 125053
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc627745

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Edwards, H.W.; Kostrzewa, M.F.; Spika, T. & Looby, G.P. Pollution prevention assessment for a metal parts coater, report, September 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc627745/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.