||A study of the feasibility of utilizing solid wastes for building materials : phase III and IV summary reports /
||Material Systems Corporation.
|| Environmental Potection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
||EPA-600/2-78-111; 68-03-2056; EPA-68-03-2056
Building materials--Research. ;
Construction materials ;
Solid waste disposal ;
Industrial wastes ;
Agricultural wastes ;
Fire resistant materials ;
Particle boards ;
Wood wastes ;
Composite materials ;
Reinforced plastics ;
Laboratory tests ;
Mechanical properties ;
Performance evaluation ;
Cost estimates ;
Waste recycling ;
Rice hulls ;
||Region 1 Library/Boston,MA
||Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC
||Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA
||Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA
||Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown.
||xii, 178 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This report summarizes work to develop building materials containing inorganic and organic wastes and wastes-derived products. Attempts were made to produce full-scale products and qualify them for structural applications. Particle board panels were made of peanut hulls and wood waste on production-type equipment. Particle boards of peanut hulls have mechanical properties that are slightly less desirable than those of commercially available boards, and the economics are marginal. However, particle board panels of wood waste can be competitive with commercial products. Two hour, fire-rated structural walls made from inorganic rice hull foam could also be viable, as could floors, roofs, ceilings, and the 90-minute, fire-rated door with a rice-hull foam core and a wood-waste frame. These tests completed generation of the data required for building code approval.
Prepared under contract no. 68-03-2056.