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Main Title Collection, Reduction, and Disposal of Solid Waste in High-Rise Multifamily Dwellings.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, D.C. Building Research Advisory Board.
Year Published 1971
Report Number PH-86-67-167; 27C.I-71;
Stock Number PB-197 623
Additional Subjects ( Apartment buildings ; Refuse disposal) ; ( Incinerators ; Refuse disposal) ; ( Compacting ; Refuse disposal) ; ( Grinding(Comminution) ; Refuse disposal) ; Evaluation ; Field tests ; Cost estimates ; Air pollution ; Garbage disposal ; Sanitary engineering ; Solid waste disposal
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-197 623 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 184p
The report discusses three alternative methods of handling solid waste in high-rise multifamily housing: incineration, compaction, and wet pulverization. This interim report presents, in narrative form, the results of the first study period of the three-study-period program. Conclusions and recommendations are yet to be formulated. The report covers: (1) the objectives and scope of the project, (2) the work to be accomplished during each of the study periods, (3) the method of conducting the project, and (4) the test structures used. In addition, the existing conditions at the test structures are assessed, including the quantity and composition of the refuse, the number and age of the tenants, the contribution to air pollution by incinerators, the degree of vermin and insect infestation, the personnel and power requirements, the cost, the effectiveness and limitations, and the acceptance by owners, tenants, and custodians. The tentative data-collection program and refuse-handling equipment to be installed for the second study period are discussed. (Author)