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Main Title Dismantling railroad freight cars; a study of improved methods with application to other demolition problems,
Author Butler, D. M. ; Butle, Dale M. ; Graha, William M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Graham, William Montrose.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Rockville, Md. Solid Waste Management Office.
Publisher U.S. Bureau of Solid Waste Management; [for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., Washington]
Year Published 1969
Report Number PB204404
Stock Number PB-204 404
OCLC Number 25127778
Subjects Scrap metals ; Freight cars ; Wood waste ; Refuse and refuse disposal ; Metal wastes ; waste disposal ; Railroads--Freight-cars
Additional Subjects ( Freight cars ; Dismantling) ; ( Waste disposal ; Freight cars) ; ( Materials recovery ; Lumber) ; Decision making ; Railroad cars ; Metal scrap ; Cost estimates ; Combustion ; Air pollution ; Salvage ; Incinerators ; Economic analysis ; Recommendations ; Solid waste disposal ; Open burning ; Air pollution control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EMBD MF PB-204 404 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/11/2004
NTIS  PB-204 404 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 32 pages illustrations 26 cm
Approximately 70,000 rail freight cars are dismantled each year for the purpose of salvaging reusable parts, scrap iron, and steel. About half of these cars each contain three to seven tons of wood, which must be removed before the scrap can be reused or recycled. To control or eliminate the pollution from open burning of railroad freight cars to remove the wood, alternatives were investigated and evaluated. A forced-decision model, which produces ordinally weighted scores, was devised to aid in selecting alternatives. Two high-scoring methods were a hooded self-incinerator and high-pressure water jets. Further investigation and phototype development on these two methods were recommended. (Author)
Report (SW-3c)--written for the Bureau of Solid Waste Management under contract no. PH 86-67-100 with Booz, Allen Applied Research, Inc. Master microform held by: NN. Microform master no.: FSN 23,668. Microfiche.