Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 17 OF 32
|Main Title||Recovery and Utilization of Municipal Solid Waste. A Summary of Available Cost and Performance Characteristics of Unit Processes and Systems.|
|Author||Drobn, N. L. ; Hul, H. E. ; Testi, R. F. ;|
|CORP Author||Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, Ohio. Columbus Labs.|
|Report Number||PH-86-67-265; 10c-71;|
|Stock Number||PB-204 922|
|Additional Subjects||( Waste disposal ; Materials recovery) ; Utilization ; Refuse disposal ; Feasibility ; Performance evaluation ; Cost estimates ; Material separation ; Separators ; Magnetic separators ; Comminution ; Vibrating screens ; Flotation machines ; Jigs(Concentrators) ; Fluidized bed processors ; Incinerators ; Composts ; Heat recovery ; Pyrolysis ; Cans ; Paper ; Glass ; Rubber ; Protein ; Food ; Waste recycling ; Solid waste disposal ; Food supplements|
The report compiles available cost and performance characteristics of processes that are, or might be, employed in solid waste recovery and utilization. The information was obtained from operators of existing systems, equipment manufacturers, and selected experts and the study is focused on size reduction, separation, and recovery and utilization. Among the conclusions, it was found that more than two-thirds of size reduction equipment is used primarily on uniform material in industry and is not recommended for direct use on municipal solid waste; with the exception of magnetic separation, the degree to which the separation techniques studied can be adopted in practice is not well established because of the lack of suitable cost and performance data upon which to base evaluations; in the area of recovery and utilization of mixed solid waste, byproduct recovery appears to have greater economic potential than does material salvage.