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Main Title High-Pressure Compaction and Baling of Solid Waste.
Author Wol, Karl W. ; Sosnovsk, Christine H. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1972
Report Number DO1-UI-00170; 32D;
Stock Number PB-213 596
Additional Subjects ( Waste disposal ; Compacting) ; ( Bailing ; Waste disposal) ; ( High pressure compressors ; Waste disposal) ; Performance evaluation ; Bales ; Materials handling ; Tests ; Refuse disposal ; Garbage disposal ; Papers ; Stability ; Rail transportation ; Cargo transportation ; Solid waste disposal
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-213 596 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 179p
The report documents some initial experiments in this country on the high-pressure compaction of municipally collected solid wastes. The application of high-pressure compaction has been examined experimentally and theoretically in quite some detail and appears to be a process which can be applied on a production scale with many attendant advantages. It has been demonstrated that stable bales can be produced by the high-pressure (2000 to 3500 psi applied pressure) compaction of loose and sacked household refuse; and that these bales can successfully survive the handling and shocks associated with comparatively long (up to 700 miles) rail-haul trips.