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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Waste Management Study of Foundries Major Waste Streams: Phase II

Waste Management Study of Foundries Major Waste Streams: Phase II

The focus of this research was on the nature of foundry waste streams in the form of air emissions from processes of coremaking, molding, pouring, and shakeout and to establish their origin and makeup. The Phase I report included a review of all available information. This Phase II report covers an extension of the research to include emission factors derived from the limited data available for the common binder systems. These data will be useful for making order-of-magnitude estimates of emissions. Also included is a brief discussion of treatment technologies currently available for air emissions, along with a list of vendors for such equipment. Prepared by Marvin D. McKinley, Irvin A. Jefcoat, William J. Herz, and Christopher L. Frederick of the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at the University of Alabama, and American Foundrymen's Society, Inc. of Des Plaines, IL. (PDF Format; Length: 63 pages)


IL Waste Management and Research Center

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April 1994

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