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Table ES-1: Costs and Risks Trade-offs of Screen Reclamation Substitutes

System Evaluated

Cost/Screen

Cost/Facility

Risk Trade-offs

Baseline for Method 1 (Traditional System 4 - Haze Remover)

$3.63

$5,446

Clear concern for worker dermal risks and worker inhalation risks
Method 1: Chemical substitutes for ink removal and emulsion removal. No haze removal required. Chi (no haze remover)

$1.95-2.83

$2,918-4,245

Moderate concern for worker dermal risks and very low concern for inhalation risks
Beta

$7.97

$11,958

Baseline for All Other Methods (Traditional System 4)

$6.27

$9,399

Clear concern for worker dermal risks and worker inhalation risks
Method 2: Chemical substitutes for ink removal, emulsion removal and haze removal. Alpha

$5.92-9.37

$8,886-14,062

Moderate concern for worker dermal risks and low concern for inhalation risks
Chi

$3.25-3.89

$4,879-5,829

Delta

$3.28-7.66

$4,917-11,489

Epsilon

$3.08-5.29

$4,624-7,930

Gamma

$5.06-5.61

$7,590-8,417

Mu

$4.79-9.33

$7,185-13,997

Phi

$6.10-7.82

$9,233-11,728

Omicron-AE

$5.49-10.85

$8,240-16,278

Omicron-AF

$3.89-4.45

$5,836-6,675

Zeta

$5.39-8.99

$8,080-13,479

Method 3: Chemical substitutes for ink removal, degreasing and emulsion removal. No haze removal required. Omicron

$5.57

$8,358

Moderate concern for worker dermal risks and very low concern for inhalation risks
Method 4: Technology substitute of screen disposal in lieu of reclamation. Theta

$4.53

$6,797

Marginal concerns for worker dermal risks and very low concerns for worker inhalation risks
Technology Substitute Automatic Screen Washer

$4.13-10.14

$6,198-15,213

Moderate concern for worker dermal risks and very low concern for inhalation risks
Work Practice Substitute Screen Disposal

$49.43

$74,141

No risks associated with screen reclamation products

Note: Costs presented are normalized costs. Ranges are presented when there was more than one facility using the method and system in the performance demonstration.

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