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Unreviewed P2 Options
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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 for STEEL FOUNDRY

Following are a list of options that have been submitted by users of the pollution prevention planner. They have not been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists.

These options are presented so you can see what people in facilities are considering. As with any option (reviewed or unreviewed) you will have to adapt it to your facility.


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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