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SGS-Thomson Microelectronics

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Waste Collection

Industry: Electronics Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: Oil

Substance: Oil with Freons

Location: Carrollton, Dallas County TX

No. of employees: 1100



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P2 Application:

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Environmental Benefits:

In 1989, 13 drums of solvent contaminated oil were generated. Only one drum out of a total of seven was contaminated in 1990. The off-spec oil in most cases had been shown to far exceed the 1000 ppm limit for total organic halogen. Since this is a listed hazardous waste on the company's NOR, shipments off-site require manifesting and reporting. Reduced generation has resulted in reduced storage, transport and disposal liabilities. In addition, segregated Freons could be accumulated for recycling. The direct burning of off-spec solvent contaminated used oil can produce various by-product VOC's or NOx emissions, which may contribute to the formation of ground level ozone. These potential emissions are also avoided. Used oil that meets regulatory requirements can be offered for reclaim, recycle, or burned for energy recovery much more readily, thereby reducing the burden for documentation and tracking. The six drums of used oil generated in 1990 that were not contaminated were offered to Dallas Oil Service for reclamation.

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Details of Reductions

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