Hazardous waste minimization in the semiconductor industry.

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Authors
Gilles, David G.
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Date of Issue
1992-04
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Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The major objectives of this report are to: (a) provide the reader with the magnitude of the hazardous waste disposal problems facing the semiconductor manufacturing industry, and (b) explain how the minimization of hazardous waste can provide both economic benefits and reduced liability for this industry. Two important aspects of all waste minimization studies are the knowledge of quantity and characteristics of the waste streams in order to allocate scarce resources toward areas that provide maximum results. This report will provide this information related to the conditions of California and Texas based semiconductor manufacturers which provide almost forty percent of the semiconductor products in the United States. In addition, this report will review applicable environmental regulations which are important to future operations because they provide the impetus for waste minimization. Finally, successful case studies are summarized to give the reader an idea of which technologies are being used to minimize hazardous waste within the industry
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Thesis
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CIVINS (Civilian Institutions) Thesis document
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CIVINS (Civilian Institutions) Theses and Dissertations
Department
Civil Engineering
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CIVINS (Civilian Institutions)
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CIVINS
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1 v. (various pagings).
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.