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Main Title Evaluation of recycled plastic lumber for marine applications /
Author Levie, B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hitchens, Lynnann.
CORP Author R.W. Beck and Associates.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA 600-R-93-166; CD-818238
Stock Number PB94-114675
OCLC Number 30761896
Subjects Plastics--Recycling--Technological innovations ; Plastics in marine engineering
Additional Subjects Plastics ; Recycled materials ; Material tests ; Synthetic materials ; Mechanical properties ; Biocompatibility ; Physical properties ; Toxicity ; Environmental impacts ; Comparison ; Plastic lumber ; Synthetic wood ; Marine applications ; Post-consumer wastes
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EHBD  EPA/600/R-93/166 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/02/2007
EJED  EPA-600/R-93-166 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/23/1994
EKCD  EPA/600/R-93/166 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 10/23/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-93-166 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-R-93-166 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
EMBD  EPA/600/R-93/166 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/03/1995
ERAD  EPA 600/R-93-166 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/04/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-R-93-166 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB94-114675 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 62 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report presents an evaluation of the recycled plastic materials (RPM) produced by California Recycling Company (CRC). The lumber is produced from difficult-to-market post consumer plastic materials which have been recovered from a mixed municipal solid waste stream at CR Transfer's New Stanton material recovery facility (MRF). A battery of tests was performed on the RPM to determine strength, creep, serviceability, biological compatibility, and toxicity of the plastic lumber. These tests were selected to characterize the behavior of the material for marine application. The findings show that the plastic lumber produced by CRC has significant creep characteristics which must be adequately addressed by appropriate architectural design when using this material. Flexural stiffness properties are less than 1/10 that of wood. Biological testing has indicated a far lower toxicity for the plastic than for chromium copper arsenate (CCA) treated wood.
"EPA 600-R-93-166." "September 1993." Cover title. "Funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement CR-818238 to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)"--Page ii. "Project officer: Lynnann Hitchens, Waste Minimization, Destruction, and Disposal Research Division." Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-60).