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Main Title Tires : decreasing solid wastes and manufacturing throughput : markets, profits, and resource recovery /
Author Westerman, Robert R.,
CORP Author California State Univ., Sacramento. School of Business and Public Administration.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/5-78-009; EPA-68-03-2401
Stock Number PB-286 997
OCLC Number 04607177
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Tires ; Waste products ; refuse ; Tires, Rubber
Additional Subjects Tires ; Solid waste disposal ; Materials recovery ; Economic analysis ; Benefit cost analysis ; Elastomers ; Cryogenics ; Reclamation ; Flexible pavements ; Sanitary landfills ; Incinerators ; Marketing ; Management planning ; Service life ; Production ; Optimization ; Computer programs ; Models ; Tire recycling ; Tire retreading ; Pyrolysis incineration
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-5-78-009 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/05/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/5-78-009 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/02/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-78-009 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA-600/5-78-009 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 05/14/2012
NTIS  PB-286 997 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 151 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This report studies the economic and social costs and benefits of a passenger car tire design service life of 100,000 miles (160,900 kilometers), retreading, and four resource recovery methods for solid waste tires: (1) cryogenics with recovered rubber use, mixed with asphalt, in repairing roads; (2) incineration of whole tires; (3) pyrolysis; and (4) landfill. Symbolic models of tire costs and benefits are presented along with a computer program for their calculation. A shift in new tire design service life is recommended, along with increased retreading and with solid waste tire processing by cryogenics for use as tire asphalt rubber in repairing roads. Three methods of producing 100,000 mile tires are proposed; one, the TTW 100,000 mile tire, is discussed in some detail.
"July 1978." "Contract Number 68-03-2401." "Project Officer Haynes C. Goddard, Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Division." Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-72).