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Title:Water Use Reduction at an Auto Assembly Plant
Contributor(s):Lindsey, Tim
Subject(s):Water consumption -- Automobile industry and trade -- Illinois -- Case studies
Water use -- Automobile industry and trade -- Illinois -- Case studies
Pollution prevention -- Automobile industry and trade -- Illinois -- Case studies
Abstract:Misunderstanding the true cost of utilizing raw materials such as water can frequently result in poor management choices regarding how the raw materials are used. Metal finishing operations are notorious for using large quantities of water in their processes. The common perception is that "water is cheap" so, it can be used liberally to ensure that work-pieces are adequately cleaned, rinsed, and coated. While it may be true that the actual purchase of the water itself is relatively inexpensive, the cost to using the water within the processes may be considerably more expensive.
Issue Date:2006, 2013
Publisher:Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (formerly Illinois Waste Management and Research Center)
Series/Report:TN Series (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center) ; TN13-086
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/2013
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-09-07


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