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Main Title St. Louis demonstration final report : refuse processing plant equipment, facilities, and environmental evaluations /
Author Fiscus, D. E. ; Gorman, P. G. ; Schrag, M. P. ; Shannon., L. J.
CORP Author Midwest Research Institute. Environmental Systems Section (Kansas City, Mo.)
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600-2-77-155a; EPA 68-02-1324; EPA 68-02-1871
Stock Number PB-272 757
OCLC Number 16076383
Subjects Fossil-fueled Power Plants
Additional Subjects Refuse disposal ; Environmental surveys ; Electric power plants ; Missouri ; Operating costs ; Air pollution ; Assessment ; Materials recovery ; Water pollution ; Earth fill ; Noise pollution ; Cost analysis ; Plant layout ; Fuels ; Cyclone separators ; Performance evaluation ; Samples ; Saint Louis(Missouri) ; Refuse derived fuels
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-2-77-155a Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/30/2020
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-155a Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-2-77-155a AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/03/2011
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-155A Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-272 757 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xviii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This report presents the results of processing plant evaluations of the St. Louis-Union Electric Refuse Fuel Project, including equipment and facilities as well as assessment of environmental emissions at both the processing and power plants. Data on plant material flows and operating parameters, plant operating costs, characteristics of plant material flows, and emissions from various processing operations were obtained during a testing program encompassing 53 calendar weeks. Refuse derived fuel (RDF) is the major product (80.6% by weight) of the refuse processing plant, the other being ferrous metal scrap, a marketable by-product. Average operating costs for the entire evaluation period were $8.26/Mg ($7.49/ton). The average overall processing rate for the period was 168 Mg/8-hr day (185.5 tons/8-hr day) at 31.0 Mg/hr (34.2 tons/hr). Future plants using an air classification system of the type used at the St. Louis demonstration plant will need an emissions control device for particulates from the large de-entrainment cyclone. Also in the air exhaust from the cyclone were total counts of bacteria and viruses several times higher than those of suburban ambient air. No water effluent or noise exposure problems were encountered, although land-fill leachate mixed with groundwater could result in contamination, given low dilution rates.
"EPA-600/2-77-155a." "September 1977."
Contents Notes
Summary -- Introduction -- Approach -- Evaluation of Facilities -- Plant Material Flow and Characterization -- Evaluation of Environmental Impacts. Introduction -- Approach -- Evaluation of Facilities -- Plant Material Flow and Characterization -- Evaluation of Environmental Impacts.