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Main Title Metalcasters of Minnesota Thermal Sand Processing Feasibility Study.
CORP Author Metalcasters of Minnesota, Minneapolis.;Minnesota Office of Waste Management, St. Paul.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 16 Jul 90
Year Published 1990
Stock Number PB95-235982
Additional Subjects Heat treatment ; Foundry sands ; Waste management ; Molding materials ; Toxic substances ; Pyrolysis ; Solid waste disposal ; Organic compounds ; Waste recycling ; Industrial wastes ; Industrial plants ; Metals ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-235982 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/02/1995
Collation 57p
The Metalcasters of Minnesota with a grant awarded by the Minnesota Office of Waste Management investigated the financial and practical feasibility of thermal processing of waste foundry sand to allow its beneficial re-use by other individuals or organizations. Results show that, even with liberal cost estimates, thermal processing of spent foundry sand appears financially feasible when per ton landfill disposal costs rise above $15.00. Even if the projected cost to process sand rose by $5.00 per ton the technology would be feasible around the $20.00 per ton range for landfilling. Tests performed by an independent testing laboratory (PACE) show that sand, which was contaminated with organic chemicals prior to thermal processing may be rendered non-contaminated by the thermal processing.