Accession Number : ADA304593

Title :   Assessment of Industrial Hazardous Waste Practices, Rubber and Plastics Industry, Rubber Products Industry.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 75-Apr 76,

Corporate Author : SNELL (FOSTER D) INC FLORHAM PARK NJ

Personal Author(s) : Kushnir, Joel M. ; Nagy, Stephen F.

PDF Url : ADA304593

Report Date : MAR 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 240

Abstract : This industry study is one of a series under the Office of Solid Waste Management Program of the Hazardous Waste Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The report concentrates on the rubber and plastics industry. It characterizes these industries in terms of number, location, size and age of plants, products, processes, etc.; identifies and quantifies those wastes which are may be generated by these industries; describes current practices for treatment and disposal of potentially hazardous wastes; determines the control technologies which might be applied to reduce hazards presented by these wastes upon disposal; and estimates the cost of control technology implementations. The information presented in the report was acquired from a review of published information; trade association participation; personal contacts; visits to various plants and corporate offices of germane companies; waste sample analysis; and the application of an econometric model to project waste loads for 1977 and 1983.

Descriptors :   *RUBBER, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *SOLID WASTES, *PLASTICS INDUSTRY, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, MANUFACTURING, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, TOXICITY, ELASTOMERS, COST ESTIMATES, PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, TIRES, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, WASTE DISPOSAL, WASTE MANAGEMENT, ECONOMETRICS, INCINERATORS, WASTE TREATMENT, RESIDUES, SLUDGE, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, WASTES(INDUSTRIAL), LAGOONS(LANDFORMS), RECLAMATION, REINFORCED PLASTICS, VULCANIZATION.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Elastomers and Rubber
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Plastics
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE