A computer based system for prioritizing pollution prevention opportunity assessments at SNL/NM

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Prioritizing waste generators is necessary to determine which are the best candidates for Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessments (PPOAs). This paper describes the Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM) PPOA Ranking System. The system uses a multimedia approach that considers hazardous and radioactive waste disposal data, and hazardous chemical usage data (from which air emissions are extrapolated). Pollution prevention information is included, from the SNL Pollution Prevention Opportunities database that identifies waste streams that have readily apparent pollution prevention opportunities. The system also considers the relative costs of waste management and the chargeback fees paid for waste generation. From these data, organizations ... continued below

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Custer, M.S.; Leishman, N.L.; Walsh, M.L.; Nelson, J.D.; Davis, R.L. & Bueno, N.C. July 1, 1996.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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Prioritizing waste generators is necessary to determine which are the best candidates for Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessments (PPOAs). This paper describes the Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM) PPOA Ranking System. The system uses a multimedia approach that considers hazardous and radioactive waste disposal data, and hazardous chemical usage data (from which air emissions are extrapolated). Pollution prevention information is included, from the SNL Pollution Prevention Opportunities database that identifies waste streams that have readily apparent pollution prevention opportunities. The system also considers the relative costs of waste management and the chargeback fees paid for waste generation. From these data, organizations are ranked with an algorithm developed in Microsoft Access{trademark} on a personal computer. The concept could readily be transferred to other facilities needing to decide where to perform PPOAs.

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  • Pollution prevention conference, Chicago, IL (United States), 9-11 Jul 1996

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  • Other: DE96011690
  • Report No.: SAND--96-1477C
  • Report No.: CONF-960741--3
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 261087
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc671114

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Custer, M.S.; Leishman, N.L.; Walsh, M.L.; Nelson, J.D.; Davis, R.L. & Bueno, N.C. A computer based system for prioritizing pollution prevention opportunity assessments at SNL/NM, article, July 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc671114/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.