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Main Title Investigation of advanced thermal-chemical concepts for obtaining improved MSW-derived products /
Author Hecht, N. L. ; Hecht, N. L. (Norman L.)
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Duvall, D. S.
Fox, B. L.
Duvall, D. S. (Donovan S.)
Fox, B. L. (Bernard Lawrence), 1940-
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-143; EPA-R-804421-01
Stock Number PB-286 936
OCLC Number 04718948
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Refuse as fuel ; Waste products as fuel
Additional Subjects Fuels ; Solid waste disposal ; Organic compounds ; Paper industry ; Textile industry ; Economics ; Process charting ; Design criteria ; Capitalized costs ; Cost analysis ; Wood ; Cellulose ; Environmental surveys ; Refuse derived fuels ; Carbon char ; Municipal wastes ; Procedures
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-143 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/23/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-7-78-143 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/22/2014
ELBD  EPA 600-7-78-143 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/26/2022
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-143 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-286 936 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 110 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Although a number of resource recovery from refuse programs have been effective, the quality of the products recovered could be enhanced to improve their marketability. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of known processes that could improve the quality of the fuels or other products derived from the organic fraction in refuse. Possible processes for improving the quality of products from the organic fraction derived from municipal solid waste (MSW) were determined, and descriptions were developed for each process. An analytical framework for technical and economic assessment was developed to serve as a guide for analysis. Major thermal and chemical processes used in the pulp and paper, wood, textile, and resource recovery industries were identified. This study concentrated on those processes designed to produce a carbon char, a powdered fuel, and liquid and gaseous fuels from the municipal solid waste. The chemical and thermal treatments of most interest were the Worcester Polytechnic's hydrogenation-liquefaction process, Wright-Malta's steam injection pyrolysis process, and cellulose embrittlement. Basic requirements were defined for producing a fine powdered fuel from the organic faction of MSW. More quantitative measurements of the embrittlement process parameters are recomended.
"August 1978." "Grant No. R-804421-01." "Project Officer Albert Klee, Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Division." Includes bibliographical references (pages 68-109).