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Title: Pollution prevention assessment for a manufacturer of gear cases for outboard motors

Abstract

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 manufacturers gear cases for outboard motors. Aluminum castings are machined and polished, and undergo chemical immersion, chromate conversion, and, in some cases, painting. Steel castings are machined, heat treated, shot-peened offsite, deburred, and ground. The finished component parts are assembled together. The team`s report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that absorbent socks and leaked oil and coolant are generated in large quantities, and that significant cost savings could be achieved by eliminating the use of the absorbent socks by constructing containment areas around the machines. 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 samemore » title available from University City Science Center.« less

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Engineering Science and Mechanics
  2. University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
125052
Report Number(s):
EPA-600/S-95/028
ON: DE96004036; TRN: AHC29528%%87
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; MANUFACTURERS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE WATER; WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT; GEARS; MANUFACTURING; INDUSTRIAL WASTES; DATA; CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Jendrucko, R.J., Myers, J.A., and Looby, G.P. Pollution prevention assessment for a manufacturer of gear cases for outboard motors. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/125052.
Jendrucko, R.J., Myers, J.A., & Looby, G.P. Pollution prevention assessment for a manufacturer of gear cases for outboard motors. United States. doi:10.2172/125052.
Jendrucko, R.J., Myers, J.A., and Looby, G.P. Fri . "Pollution prevention assessment for a manufacturer of gear cases for outboard motors". United States. doi:10.2172/125052. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/125052.
@article{osti_125052,
title = {Pollution prevention assessment for a manufacturer of gear cases for outboard motors},
author = {Jendrucko, R.J. and Myers, J.A. and Looby, G.P.},
abstractNote = {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 manufacturers gear cases for outboard motors. Aluminum castings are machined and polished, and undergo chemical immersion, chromate conversion, and, in some cases, painting. Steel castings are machined, heat treated, shot-peened offsite, deburred, and ground. The finished component parts are assembled together. The team`s report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that absorbent socks and leaked oil and coolant are generated in large quantities, and that significant cost savings could be achieved by eliminating the use of the absorbent socks by constructing containment areas around the machines. 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.},
doi = {10.2172/125052},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1995},
month = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1995}
}

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