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Main Title Preliminary Assessment of Wet Systems for Residential Refuse Collection.
Author Meier, P. M. ; Kuhner, J. ; Martel., C. J. ;
CORP Author Curran Associates, Inc., Northampton, Mass.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-68-03-0183; EPA-ROAP-09ADA-04; EPA-670/2-74-065;
Stock Number PB-234 496
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Refuse disposal ; Pipeline transportation ; Sanitary sewers ; Sewage treatment ; Combined sewers ; Collection ; Hydraulics ; Grinders ; Economic analysis ; Cost analysis ; Process charting ; Flow charting ; Metals ; Glass ; Anaerobic digestion ; Methane ; Carbage disposal ; Slurries ; Hydraulic transportation ; Household refuse grinders
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-234 496 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 179p
The most promising wet system alternative is identified as a system using individual household grinders in low density areas, vacuum collection and neighborhood grinders in high density areas, dilute slurry transport of ground refuse in the existing sanitary sewer systems, and joint treatment of refuse and sewage at an expanded treatment facility that includes anaerobic digestion for methane generation. However, the economic feasibility of even the most promising alternative is doubtful because of the high cost of grinding, and hydraulic transport of ground refuse in existing sewer systems may be feasible only if both metals and glass are excluded. A conventional collection of the nongrindable and bulky constituents of residential refuse will still be needed, albeit of a diminished frequency. (Modified author abstract)