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Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.

Unreviewed Options, Use with CautionUnreviewed STEEL FOUNDRY Options

Options below have not been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. They are commonly recommended and implemented for facilities.

Modernize ovens
Decrease fuel consumption
Air filtration system
Add and improve dust collection system. Improve work environment and minimize emmissions.
Re-melt scrap metal
Instead of taking non-conforming parts due to dimmensions and puting in the recycle bin use these parts for re-melt
pre-heat the raw material
Pre heat the raw material with flu gases to reduce energy consumption
Lower contaminants in raw material
Require that incoming scrap metal to be melted contain less contaminants such as chromium, manganese, nickel, etc.
Evaluate Chemical Binders, Mold Washes
Select chemical binders and mold wash compunds that contain less hazardous air pollutants and VOC.

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