These include the following:

1. A decrease in both water and raw materials consumption

2. A reduction in both wastestream quantities as follows14:

3. Purification of the wastewater to the following levels: Economic Benefits

1.9.6 Waste Reduction in Steelwork Painting

The Ostrowiec Steelworks of Poland consists of eleven departments; the main production departments are steelworks processing, steel construction, machinery building, and the foundry. The manufacture of steel products is carried out using production-line methods. The final operations required for almost all products are surface treatment and painting. In the machinery-building department these operations are carried out with shot-blasting machines and manually operated spray booths. The original painting method was air-atomized spraying, which has the lowest transfer efficiency of the coating methods and yields large quantities of waste.

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