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Main Title Gainesville Compost Plant. Final Report on a Solid Waste Management Demonstration. Volume I. General Report. Volume II. Technical Evaluation.
CORP Author Gainesville Municipal Waste Conversion Authority, Inc., Fla.
Year Published 1973
Report Number PHS-UI-00030; 21d,; 530-73-009
Stock Number PB-222 710
Additional Subjects ( Solid waste disposal ; Composts) ; ( Composts ; Evaluation) ; ( Refuse disposal ; Composts) ; Sampling ; Aerobic processes ; Separation ; Magnetic separators ; Sludge disposal ; Baling ; Grinding(Comminution) ; Industrial hygiene ; Shredding ; Digesters ; Bacteria ; Chemical analysis ; Pest control ; Public health ; Sorting ; Paper recycling ; Metal recycling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-222 710 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 256p
The report summarizes a technical and economic evaluation of the Gainesville, Florida, Compost Plant which operated from 1968 to 1971. The plant had a capacity of 150 tons of municipal solid waste per day. Paper was hand separated and iron was electromagnetically separated. Raw or digested sewage sludges were mixed with the solid waste prior to the 6-day aerobic digestion process. The compost product was not marketable, which upset the anticipated economic picture. The local citizens became disenchanted with the ability of the plant to meet their solid waste disposal needs and the plant was subsequently closed. Technical processes and analyses of the operations are described in detail.