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RE: Regarding Wood waste

You can view our Best Management Practices document for pressure wood
treaters on our website at
(Must be read with Acrobat Reader)

"As a man begins to live more seriously within, he begins to live more
simply without."  
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Judy Kennedy
Washington State Dept. of Ecology (http://www.wa.gov/ecology)
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, WA  98504-7600
Phone (360) 407-6744
FAX (360) 407-6715
Email:  jken461@ecy.wa.gov

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	List Manager [SMTP:listman@wmrc.hazard.uiuc.edu]
> Sent:	Thursday, January 28, 1999 1:14 AM
> To:	p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Subject:	Fwd: Regarding Wood waste
> Can anyone help with the following questions?
> Thanks,
> Lisa
> >From: "Ashwin Arumugham" <eadc_rd7@ise.ufl.edu>
> >Organization: Industrial Assessment Center
> >To: listman@wmrc.hazard.uiuc.edu
> >Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 14:59:10 +0000
> >Subject: Regarding Wood waste
> >Reply-to: eadc_rd7@ise.ufl.edu
> >X-Confirm-Reading-To: eadc_rd7@ise.ufl.edu
> >X-pmrqc: 1
> >Priority: urgent
> >
> >Dear Ms. Lisa
> >
> >How are you? I would like to introduce myself as Ashwin Arumugham 
> >from the Industrial Assessment Center, University of Florida, 
> >Gainesville. We are funded by the USDOE and are working under Rutgers 
> >University, Piscataway. We perform energy audits for medium sized 
> >manufacturing companies and come up with cost savings. We also look 
> >in to productivity and waste.
> >
> >This is regarding a particular company that we had visited last week. 
> >They manufacture utility poles and marine pilings. Basically it is a 
> >lumber company. After drying the lumber, they treat it with a 
> >chemical known as CCA ie Chromated  Copper Arsenate which is a 
> >highly hazardeous chemical. After treating it, they cut it to the 
> >required dimension and sometimes they are left off with 5 foot logs. 
> >I would like to know as to what can done with these logs as far as 
> >recycling it or selling it as scrap keeping in mind that the treated 
> >wood has the hazardeous chemical in it. Sometimes even before 
> >treating the wood, they have these 5 foot logs.
> >
> >Another point that we are considering to look into is the chemical 
> >treatment cylinder. It is about 6-8 feet in diameter and about 40 
> >feet long. It has a single door like the door for a bank vault. 
> >It has about 130-135 bolts that have to be manually removed and put 
> >on everytime they open it and close it. This is a time consuming 
> >process and hence we would like to recommend them to have a better 
> >door mechanism, so i would like to know what sort of a recommendation 
> >can be given in this case.
> >
> >For quality control, they take a small sample from each and every log 
> >and see if the chemical has penetrated to the required depth 
> >(3 inches) and if the quantity of chemical is to the required level. 
> >If they find out that it requires some more treatment, then it is put 
> >back into the cylinder again. This rework takes a lot of time and 
> >creates a bottleneck. Is there any way where the quantity of chemical 
> >that penetrates the wood can be determined constantly without having 
> >to remove the logs and take samples and check it out. If there was 
> >any equipment or device that can do this, it will save a lot of 
> >process time.
> >
> >I would like to know as to what sort of a recommendation can be 
> >given and what necessary steps can be taken in this regard. I would 
> >appreciate it if you could help me out in this regard as soon as 
> >possible.
> >
> >Thank you very much
> >
> >Yours truly
> >Ashwin Arumugham
> >Team Leader
> >405 WEIL HALL
> >
> >PHONE: 1-352-392-7690
> >FAX  : 1-352-392-3537
> >EMAIL: eadc_rd7@ise.ufl.edu
> >