Overview of solid waste and residue generation, disposition, and conversion technologies / Jerry L. Jones -- Economics associated with waste or biomass pyrolysis systems / Richard Bailie and C.A. Richmond -- The Andco-Torrax high-temperature slagging pyrolysis system / Paul E. Davidson and Theodore W. Lucas, Jr. -- Co-disposal of sludge and refuse in a Purox converter / C.T. Moses, K.W. Young, G. Stern, and J.B. Farrell -- The caloricon process for gasification of solid wastes / Harald F. Funk -- A vertical-bed pyrolysis system / M.D. Bowen, E.D. Smyly, J.A. Knight, and K.R. Purdy -- Gasification of solid waste fuels in a fixed-bed gasifier / L.K. Mudge and C.A. Rohrmann -- Development of pilot plant gasification systems for the conversion of crop and wood residues to thermal and electrical energy / R.O. Williams, J.R. Goss, J.J. Mehlschau, B. Jenkins, and J. Ramming -- Stagewise gasification in a multiple-hearth furnace / Robert D. Shelton -- Pyrolyzer design alternatives and economic factors for pyrolyzing sewage sludge in multiple-hearth furnaces / Charles Von Dreusche and John S. Negra -- A thermal process for energy recovery from agricultural residues / Ritchie D. Mikesell, Donald E. Garrett, and Dinh Co Hoang -- Activated carbon and fuel from sewage solids / John E. Sigler -- Power from wastes via steam gasification / J.A. Coffman and R.H. Hooverman -- Pyrolysis of scrap tires using the Tosco II process : a progress report -- B.L. Schulman and P.A. White -- Disposal of sewage sludge and municipal refuse by the Occidental flash pyrolysis process / Eugene J. Cone -- Variable velocity fluidized bed for pyrolysis of biomass / Steven R. Beck, William J. Huffman, Uzi Mann, and Ho-Der Wong -- EPA's R & D program in pyrolytic conversion of wastes to fuel products / George L. Huffman and Walter W. Liberick, Jr. -- The syngas process / Herman F. Feldmann and Joseph K. Adlerstein -- Investigations of the PERC process for biomass liquefaction at the Department of Energy, Albany, Oregon Experimental Facility / T.E. Lindemuth -- Pyrolysis for the production of activated carbon from cellulosic solid wastes / Paul V. Roberts, James O. Leckie, and Paul H. Brunner.