This book, designed to assist industrial engineers and managers in making changes in purchasing, manufacturing, and waste handling practices to reduce the costs and liabilities of waste disposal, begins by defining waste minimization in the first two chapters. A description of the economic and regulatory incentives a company has for setting up a waste minimization program follows, and unsuccessful projects are related. Based on these experiences, a method is outlined for companies to use to establish a waste minimization program and implement individual projects.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Setting up a Program for Waste Minimization 3. Machining and Other Metal Working Operations 4. Solvent Cleaning and Degreasing 5. Metal plating and Surface Finishing 6. Painting and Coating 7. Removal of Paint and Coatings. 8 Waste Treatment to Minimize Disposal. Acronyms and Abbreviations. Index