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Main Title European developments in the recovery of energy and materials from municipal solid waste /
Author Conn, W. David.
CORP Author California Univ., Los Angeles. School of Architecture and Urban Planning.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio. Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Div.
Publisher Muncipal Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/7-77-040; EPA-5-03-4502
Stock Number PB-270 219
OCLC Number 03880453
Subjects Refuse as fuel ; Refuse and refuse disposal--Europe
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Materials recovery ; Fuels ; Western Europe ; Sanitary landfills ; Composts ; Incinerators ; Heat recovery ; Separation ; Pyrolysis ; Sorting ; Collection ; Cost estimates ; Belgium ; Denmark ; Great Britain ; France ; Italy ; Luxembourg ; Netherlands ; Spain ; Sweden ; Switzerland ; West Germany ; Refuse derived fuels ; Waste recycling
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD796.2.C65 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-77-040 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-7-77-040 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/06/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/7-77-040 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/24/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-7-77-040 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-270 219 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 44 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This is the report of a study which set out to determine whether priorities in Western Europe with respect to energy and materials recovery from municipal solid waste are the same as those in the United States, which include (a) the use of refuse as a supplementary fuel, (b) pyrolysis, and (c) resource recovery. The study also attempted to identify solid waste/energy processes in Europe (both existing and under development) that appear to offer potential advantages over processes currently employed in the United States. Recovery activities in Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain. Sweden, Switzerland, and West Germany are reported. For each country, a national overview is given, followed (where appropriate) by a description of particularly significant developments. Systems involving household sorting and separate collection, front-end materials/fuel separation, the burning of refuse-derived fuel in electricity generating plants and cement kilns, pyrolysis, incineration with heat recovery, and materials recovery from post-incinerator residues are discussed in the report. A summary of key findings is also included. The report contains the names and addresses of all persons contacted in the study.
"EPA-600/7-77-040." "Order no. 5-03-4502-A." "PB-270 219." Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-44).