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Main Title A study of the feasibility of utilizing solid wastes for building materials : phase III and IV summary reports /
CORP Author Material Systems Corporation,
Publisher Environmental Potection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory ; for sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-111; 68-03-2056; EPA-68-03-2056
Stock Number PB-285 437
OCLC Number 04245286
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Building materials--Research ; Agricultural wastes
Additional Subjects Construction materials ; Solid waste disposal ; Industrial wastes ; Reclamation ; Agricultural wastes ; Fire resistant materials ; Particle boards ; Wood wastes ; Composite materials ; Reinforced plastics ; Panels ; Ceilings ; Roofs ; Walls ; Laboratory tests ; Mechanical properties ; Performance evaluation ; Buildings ; Cost estimates ; Waste recycling ; Rice hulls ; Peanut shells
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TA404.S78 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EKBD  EPA-600/2-78-111 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/27/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-111 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/2-78-111 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-111 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/07/1997
NTIS  PB-285 437 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 178 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm.
This report summarizes work to develop building materials containing inorganic and organic wastes and wastes-derived products. Attempts were made to produce full-scale products and qualify them for structural applications. Particle board panels were made of peanut hulls and wood waste on production-type equipment. Particle boards of peanut hulls have mechanical properties that are slightly less desirable than those of commercially available boards, and the economics are marginal. However, particle board panels of wood waste can be competitive with commercial products. Two hour, fire-rated structural walls made from inorganic rice hull foam could also be viable, as could floors, roofs, ceilings, and the 90-minute, fire-rated door with a rice-hull foam core and a wood-waste frame. These tests completed generation of the data required for building code approval.
"May 1978." U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contract No. Contract Number: 68-03-2056, Program Element No. 1DC618, SOS #5, Task 08.