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Main Title An assessment of wet systems for residential refuse collection : summary report /
Author Meier, P. M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kuhner, J.,
Bolton, R. E.,
CORP Author Curran Associates, Inc., Northampton, Mass.;National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Environmental Research Center,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-670/2-74-068; EPA-68-03-0183
Stock Number PB-236 085
OCLC Number 02515980
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Refuse and refuse disposal--Research. ; Refuse and refuse disposal--Mathematical models.
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Refuse disposal ; Grinders ; Pipeline transportation ; Sanitary sewers ; Sewage treatment ; Hydraulics ; Economic analysis ; Cost estimates ; Collection ; Combined sewers ; Garbage disposal ; Feasibility ; Urban planning ; Reclamation ; Slurries ; Pollution ; Glass ; Metals ; Household refuse grinders ; Waste recycling
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 670-2-74-068 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/10/2012
EJBD  EPA 670-2-74-068 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/17/2013
EKAM  EPA 670/2-74-068 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 12/04/1998
ELBD RPS EPA 670-2-74-068 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/20/2018
ELBD  EPa 670-2-74-068 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/17/2020
NTIS  PB-236 085 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 93 pages : illustrations, diagram, graphs ; 28 cm.
The most promising wet system alternative uses individual household grinders in low density areas, vacuum collection and neighborhood grinders in high density areas, dilute slurry transport of ground refuse in the existing sanitary sewer system, and joint treatment of refuse and sewage at an expanded treatment facility that includes anaerobic digestion for methane generation. However, the economic feasibility of even the most promising alternative is doubtful because of the high cost of grinding, and hydraulic transport of ground refuse in existing sewer systems may be feasible only if both metals and glass are excluded. (Modified author abstract)
Prepared by Curran Associates, Inc., Northampton, Massachusetts under contract no. 68-03-0183, program element no. 1DB064. Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-92).