STP1043

    Waste Minimization Audits at Industrial and DOD Installations

    Published: Jan 1989


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    Abstract

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging hazardous waste generators to develop programs to reduce the generation of hazardous waste. To encourage such programs the Agency's Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory is supporting the development and evaluation of a model hazardous waste minimization audit (WMA) procedure. The procedure was tested in a number of industrial and DOD facilities during 1986 and 1987. In this paper the authors summarize the WMA procedure and report on the results of two case studies selected from a total of ten such studies carried out to date to test the auditing procedure. The case studies described in this paper were conducted in 1987 and represent part of a continuing EPA sponsored audit effort.

    Keywords:

    waste minimization audit, source reduction options, recycle/reuse options, mercury cell chloralkali plant, mercury retorting process, listed waste K061, listed waste K106, listed waste F002, listed waste F004, listed waste F006


    Author Information:

    Drabkin, M
    Manager of Waste Reduction Programs, senior environmental scientist, and chemical engineer, Versar Inc., Springfield, VA

    Rissmann, E
    Manager of Waste Reduction Programs, senior environmental scientist, and chemical engineer, Versar Inc., Springfield, VA

    Sylvestri, P
    Manager of Waste Reduction Programs, senior environmental scientist, and chemical engineer, Versar Inc., Springfield, VA

    Freeman, H
    Chief of Waste Management, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH


    Paper ID: STP20079S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D34.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP20079S


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