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BENEFICIAL REUSE OF FOUNDRY SAND - EPA Archives
Frequent Questions about EPA's Risk Assessment of Spent ...

2. Does EPA support beneficial uses of silica-based spent foundry sand? Based on the conclusions of the risk assessment and the available environmental and economic benefits, the EPA supports the beneficial use of silica-based spent foundry sands specifically from iron, steel and aluminum foundries, when used in manufactured soils, soil-less potting media, and roadway construction as subbase.

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Resource Conservation Challenge Reusing And Recycling ...

As part of this latter effort, the partnership is establishing the WasteWise Building Challenge, which provides incentives for companies to reuse and recycle more construction and demolition debris. • Foundry Sand Partnerships. Together with the foundry industry, we've set national goals for the safe reuse of foundry sands.

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Superfund Sites in Reuse in Wisconsin | US EPA

Part of the site is a staging area for waste products, including pottery cull and foundry sand, until they can be shipped off site for beneficial reuse projects. Last updated September 2019. As of December 2019, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use.

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BENEFICIAL REUSE OF FOUNDRY SAND - EPA Archives

The foundry industry has frequently cited the beneficial reuse of foundry sand as one of its most important environmental issues. To address this concern, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assembled a workgroup of representatives from industry, states (the

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Foundries share successful models for beneficial reuse ...

Aug 01, 1999· By exploring beneficial reuse opportunities, industry potentially can save $100-250 million in disposal costs - reuse is not just a good-neighbor issue, it's a bottom line issue. Foundries have historically pursued beneficial reuse options individually, since market applications for foundry residuals tend to be localized due to transportation ...

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Beneficial Use State Program Locator - Indiana

Beneficial Uses of Spent Foundry Sand. A summary of EPA's work concerning reuse of foundry sand. Sustainable Management of Construction and Demolition Materials. A summary of EPA's work concerning reuse of construction and demolition materials. EPA Resources for beneficial use of specific materials: Coal fly ash; Flue gas desulfurization

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Reuse of Spent Foundry Sands ... - EPA Archives | US EPA

The EPA encourages foundries and foundry sand recyclers to consult state regulations to ensure planned uses are consistent with state beneficial use and waste management programs and that the chemical and physical properties of the sand meet applicable state environmental limits, engineering performance criteria, and other state requirements.

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Guidance for the Beneficial Use of Industrial Byproducts ...

• Non-ferrous foundry (i.e. aluminum, brass, stainless ste el) spent foundry sand or slag. Example of a NR 538 industrial byproduct approved for a non-NR 538.10 use: • Beneficial use of material captured in flue gas desulfurization systems and papermill sludge used for agricultural soil amendment. Per s.

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EPA issues guidelines for recycling of foundry sand | Waste360

Sep 20, 2006· The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published “The State Toolkit for Developing Beneficial Reuse Programs for Foundry Sand,” which is …

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Beneficial Reuse of Foundry Sands in Controlled Low ...

The objective of this research project is to: (1) assess the feasibility of using waste foundry sands as fine aggregate in controlled, low-strength material (flowable fill); and (2) categorize waste foundry sands based on performance in flowable fill to simplify mix design and increase opportunities for beneficial reuse of waste foundry sand.

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Beneficial Reuse of Foundry Sand - EPA Archives | US EPA

In December 2002, Sector Strategies also developed a document titled: Beneficial Reuse of Foundry Sand: A Review of State Practices and Regulations (PDF) (39 pp, 294K, About PDF). This guide provides a overview of each state's regulations (current as of 2002) for beneficial reuse of foundry sand.

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UG-Mat Foundry Sand | Recycled Materials Resource Center

EPA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Beneficial reuse of foundry sand: A review of state practices and regulations. 2002. EPA, Environmental Protection Agency. State toolkit for developing beneficial reuse programs for foundry sand. Environmental Protection Agency; 2006. Johnson CK. Phenols in foundry waste sand. Modern Casting 1981 ...

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Beneficial Reuse | US EPA ARCHIVE DOCUMENT

the sand deteriorates and is no longer useable by the foundry. Nearly all of this sand (98%) is a nonhazardous byproduct that could be used for other purposes, yet 9 to 13 million tons are discarded in landfills each year. Only one million tons per year are currently put to productive use.13 As shown in the Beneficial Reuse of Foundry Sand from the

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Beneficial Reuse of Foundry Sand : A Review of State ... - EPA

BENEFICIAL REUSE OF FOUNDRY SAND: A REVIEW OF STATE PRACTICES AND REGULATIONS Sector Strategies Division Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Washington, DC In partnership with American Foundry Society Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials December 2002

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Information for Foundries | American Foundry Society

Introduction. AFS has established a goal of achieving 50 percent beneficial reuse of foundry sand by the year 2015. In order to do so, the industry needs to double the amount of sand reuse and recycling that was reported in the initial AFS benchmarking survey, undertaken in 2005 and 2006.

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Beneficial Uses of Spent Foundry Sands | US EPA

Mar 21, 2016· Beneficial Uses for Spent Foundry Sands. EPA's risk assessment for the beneficial uses of spent foundry sands found that that silica-based spent foundry sands produced by iron, steel and aluminum foundries can be safely reused to save energy, reduce the need to mine materials, and reduce costs for both producers and end users. EPA supports the use of silica-based spent foundry …

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Beneficial Reuse of Foundry Sand, Appendix B | US EPA ...

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (Ohio EPA's) Division of Surface Water issued Policy Number 400.007, " Beneficial Use of Nontoxic Bottom Ash, Fly Ash and Spent Foundry Sand, and Other Exempt Waste ," on November 7, 1994.

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Reuse of Spent Foundry Sands Yields Environmental Benefits ...

Jan 08, 2015· WASHINGTON (Jan. 8, 2015) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Ohio State University, has released a risk assessment concluding that silica-based spent foundry sands from iron, steel and aluminum foundries, when used in certain soil-related applications, are protective of human health and the …

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Characterization of physical and chemical properties of ...

Abstract As of 2007, of the 2,000 United States foundries, 93% produce ferrous or aluminum castings, generating 9.4 million tons of non-hazardous spent foundry sand (SFS) annually. Only 28% of the SFS is beneficially used. The U.S. EPA Resource Conservation Challenge identifies SFS as a priority material for beneficial use, with soil blending as a potential reuse option.

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Beneficial Use - Ohio EPA

Ohio EPA’s Beneficial Use Program rules are contained in Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3745-599, which became effective on March 31, 2017. The Agency’s Division of Material and Waste Management (DMWM) manages the program.

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EPA Endorses Reuse for Spent Foundry Sand | Foundry ...

Jan 18, 2015· EPA encouraged foundries and foundry sand recyclers to consult state regulations to ensure planned uses are consistent with state beneficial use and waste-management programs, and that the chemical and physical properties of the sand meet applicable state environmental limits, engineering performance criteria, and other state requirements.

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Spent Foundry Sands Assessment is Good News - EHS Daily ...

Feb 06, 2015· Based on the conclusions of the risk assessment, the EPA is on the record in support of beneficial reuse of the silica-based spent foundry sands specifically used in iron, steel, and aluminum foundries. The EPA notes, however, “spent foundry sands from leaded brass and bronze foundries are often regulated as hazardous waste.

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Beneficial Uses of Spent Foundry Sands | Sustainable ...

Apr 05, 2016· Beneficial Uses for Spent Foundry Sands. EPA's risk assessment for the beneficial uses of spent foundry sands found that that silica-based spent foundry sands produced by iron, steel, and aluminum foundries can be safely reused to save energy, reduce the need to mine materials, and reduce costs for both producers and end users. EPA supports the use of silica-based spent foundry …

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State Toolkit for Developing Beneficial Reuse Programs for ...

In more limited instances, foundry sand is being used in manufactured soils and other agricultural applications.3 As of 2002, eighteen states had programs that regulated beneficial reuse activities for foundry sand.4 Existing state programs consist of a variety of methods to review, approve, and monitor reuse …

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EPA endorses reuse of spent foundry sand

EPA encouraged foundries and foundry sand recyclers to consult state regulations to ensure planned uses are consistent with state beneficial use and waste-management programs, and that the chemical and physical properties of the sand meet applicable state environmental limits, engineering performance criteria, and other state requirements.

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Regulations take new turn. - Free Online Library

Jun 01, 1992· The results of this study are propelling the U.S. House into including language that would direct an EPA summary identifying this work as beneficial reuse for foundry waste materials. Such an EPA guideline or summary will encourage other states to look into using foundry sand in highway projects, where there is a great need for sand.

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Characterization of physical and chemical properties of ...

foundry sand (SFS) annually. Only 28% of the SFS is beneficially used. The U.S. EPA Resource Conserva-tion Challenge identifies SFS as a priority material for beneficial use, with soil blending as a potential reuse option. The objectives of this work were to measure: (1) select chemical and physical properties important

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Manage the Risks and Liabilities of Reusing Spent Foundry ...

Aug 01, 2000· Because spent foundry sand is composed primarily of natural materials (chemical binders added to the sand essentially are burned off during the molten metal pour), it is well-suited for beneficial reuse. Some of the spent sand can be reclaimed and reused within the foundry. The rest must be shipped of offsite for beneficial use or disposal.

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Foundry Sand User Guidelines - RMRC

Foundry sand consists primarily of silica sand (>80% silcon dioxide), coated with a thin film of burnt carbon and residual binder (Du et al 2002). Loss on ignition in foundry sand has been reported by the American Foundrymen’s Association (1991) to be around 5%. Depending on the binder and type of metal being cast, the pH of foundry sand can

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Standing Beneficial Use determinations | Minnesota ...

Foundry sand when used as a feed material for the manufacture of Portland cement. Uncontaminated by-product limes when used as agricultural materials and distributed in accordance with chapter 1508 and Minn. Stat. sections 18C.531 to 18C.575.

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Beneficial Use of Nontoxic Bottom Ash, Ohio EPA Fly Ash ...

Beneficial Use of Nontoxic Bottom Ash, Fly Ash and Spent Foundry Sand, and Other Exempt Waste PURPOSE: This policy was developed to facilitate the beneficial use of nontoxic bottom ash, fly ash, and spent foundry sand, and other exempted wastes, and to …

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U.S. EPA Tools & Resources | American Foundry Society

In 2008-2009, EPA consulted with a broad group of stakeholders to consider various actions for increasing the beneficial use of foundry sand. This process resulted in the development of a Multi-Stakeholder Action Plan (MAP) that identifies key challenges to increased beneficial use and a comprehensive set of actions aimed at increasing the ...

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RCRA's Critical Mission and the Path Forward

achieve this goal, EPA develops regulations, guidance and policies that ensure the safe management and cleanup of solid and hazardous waste, and programs that encourage source reduction and beneficial reuse. This type of work remains critical to our environmental and economic future: there are wastes from new products and

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