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Main Title Comparative study of air classifiers
Author Hopkins, Vern ; Simister, B. W. ; Savage, G. M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Simister, Bruce W.
Savage, George
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/2-81/221; EPA-68-03-2730; MRI-4596-G
Stock Number PB82-106121
OCLC Number 48676210
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Air pollution ; Fuels ; Comparison ; Field tests ; Cost analysis ; Operating costs ; Sewage ; Air classifiers ; Refuse derived fuels
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD  EPA 600-2-81-221 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/11/2002
NTIS  PB82-106121 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation xiv, 279 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
This report describes the results of field tests of seven different air classifier systems. The systems are compared in regard to (a) their capacity to handle refuse and separate it into a heavy fraction and a light fuel fraction, (b) their ability to concentrate lights in the light fraction and heavies in the heavies fraction as compared to the infeed, (c) the quality of the light fraction for refuse-derived fuel, (d) the yield of combustibles from the infeed that are collected in the light fraction, (e) the consumption of air required to handle a given quantity of infeed, and (f) costs (engineering, capital, and operation and maintenance) per unit weight of refuse infeed at design capacity. Tests were run on each classifier at three airflow rates and at 5 to 10 refuse infeed rates. Procedures used to run these tests are given, and treatment of samples taken from light and heavy fraction streams is outlined. Each air classifier system is described, operation explained, and conclusions and recommendations enumerated.
Project officer: Stephen C. James and Don Brunner. EPA contract no. 68-03-2730. Photocopy.