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Main Title Obtaining improved products from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste /
Author Hecht, N. L., ; Duvall, D. S. ; Ghazee, A. A. ; Fox., B. L.
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Hecht, N. L.
CORP Author Dayton Univ., OH. Research Inst.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Solid Hazardous Waste Research Div.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/2-80-121; EPA-R-804421-01
Stock Number PB81-110918
OCLC Number 13605389
Subjects Refuse as fuel ; Pyrolysis ; Hydrogenation
Additional Subjects Depolymerization ; Cellulose ; Carbonization ; Pilot plants ; Pyrolysis ; Chemical reactors ; Embrittlement ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Fuels ; Refuse ; Solid wastes ; Refuse derived fuels
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD796.2M38 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-2-80-121 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/01/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-80-121 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/2-80-121 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/09/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-80-121 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/07/1997
NTIS  PB81-110918 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 113 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This project has investigated several processes for the conversion of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW) to a powder. The study concentrated on two types of processes: (1) conversion of MSW to a powdered carbon char by low-temperature pyrolysis, and (2) embrittlement of cellulose waste by thermal-chemical treatment. This report describes results of these studies. The first phase of this project was devoted to identifying processes that offer a potential for enhanced product recovery, an evaluation of chemical treatment to improve carbon recovery from pyrolysis processes, an evaluation of laboratory processes for the production of gaseous and liquid fuels, and a laboratory investigation of embrittlement processes for cellulose wastes. The second phase of the program was concerned with further laboratory studies of the embrittlement process, pilot studies of the embrittlement process with shredded newsprint and refuse derived fuel, and an engineering and economic assessment for a plant to process powdered cellulose for use as fuel. A comprehensive description of Phase I was presented in an earlier report entitled 'Investigation of Advanced Thermal Concepts for Obtaining Improved MSW-Derived Products' (EPA-600/7-78-143). This report summarizes the results of Phase I and provides a comprehensive review of the work conducted in Phase II of the program.
Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, Ohio, submitted by University of Dayton Research Institute, under grant no. R-804421-01. Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-103).