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Main Title Engineering and economic analysis of waste to energy systems /
Author Wilson, E. Milton. ; Leavens, John M. ; Snyder, Nathan W. ; Brehany, John J. ; Whitman., Richard F.
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Author Title of a Work
Wilson, E. Milton,
CORP Author Parsons (Ralph M.) Co., Pasadena, Calif.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-086; 5495-1; RMP-5495-1; EPA-68-02-2101
Stock Number PB-285 797
OCLC Number 04161983
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Heat engineering. ; Pyrolysis.
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Heat recovery ; Synthetic fuels ; Agricultural wastes ; Reclamation ; Refuse disposal ; Industrial wastes ; Pyrolysis ; Incinerators ; Air pollution ; Waste processing ; Sludge disposal ; Sewage sludge ; Energy conversion ; Anaerobic processes ; Methanes ; Ammonia ; Methyl alcohol ; Performance evaluation ; Refuse derived fuels ; Purox pyrolysis process ; Flash pyrolyses
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-086 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/28/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-7-78-086 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/31/2016
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-086 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/05/2003
ERAD  EPA 600/7-78-086 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-086 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/16/1998
NTIS  PB-285 797 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, tables ; 28 cm
Waste quantities and characteristics in the U.S. are reviewed and waste-to-energy conversion technology evaluated. All waste materials, exclusive of those from mining operations, are considered. The technology is reviewed under the categories of mechanical processing, biological conversion systems, thermal/chemical systems, and combustion. Important features of many operating facilities are described and detailed engineering and economic analyses of seven specific systems are presented. An analysis is also made of the technology and costs for conversion of pyrolytic off-gas to methane, methanol, and ammonia. Environmental pollution data are presented where available and the current control technology briefly reviewed. Conclusions on the conversion technology are made and research needs considered in a series of recommendations. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)
"May 1978." "Contract No. 68-02-2101." "Project Officer Harry M. Freeman, Energy Systems Environmental Control Division." Includes bibliographical references.