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Main Title Analysis of Solid Waste Composition. Statistical Technique to Determine Sample Size.
Author Carrut, Dennis E. ; Kle, Albert J. ;
CORP Author Bureau of Solid Waste Management, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Year Published 1969
Report Number BSWM-SW-19ts;
Stock Number PB-216 584
Additional Subjects ( Waste disposal ; Samples) ; Sampling ; Statistical analysis ; Solid waste disposal
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NTIS  PB-216 584 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 28p
The work analyzes data obtained after separating and weighing solid waste and presents a statistical technique to determine the minimum weight and number of samples needed to realistically and reliably estimate the characteristics of a given quantity of solid waste. Samples of solid waste of varying weights were taken and separated into nine components; each component was weighed, and the data were then statistically evaluated. It was determined that there is no significant variance among sample weight groups. The study recommends that 12, relatively small (200-lb) samples will validly reflect the composition of a given supply of solid waste. (Author)