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Main Title Economic Alternatives to Tepee Burners for the Disposal of Wood Residue in Montana.
Author Harrington, Michael B. ; Tierney, Patricia O. ; Moschandreas, Demetrios J. ;
CORP Author Geomet, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Helena, MT.;Montana State Dept. of Health and Environmental Sciences, Helena.
Year Published 1980
Report Number GEOMET-ESF-820; EPA-68-01-4144; EPA-908/1-80-001;
Stock Number PB80-217276
Additional Subjects Wood wastes ; Solid waste disposal ; Air pollution abatement ; Sawmills ; Substitutes ; Incentives ; Marketing ; Montana ; Tepee burners ; Wood products industry
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-217276 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 138p
During the spring of 1980, there were still over 30 tepee burners operating within the State of Montana. Though these burners are useful to sawmills still employing them, the burners are expensive to operate, consistently violate Montana's air quality rules, and are an extremely wasteful method for disposing of an increasingly valuable natural resource. This study was conducted to determine the problems facing mills employing tepee burners that might prevent them from shifting away from the burning of wood residues towards marketing them, and to determine steps that the State of Montana and/or the U.S. Government might take to encourage that shift without levying an undue hardship on these mills or the forest products industry.