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Main Title Wet Systems for Residential Refuse Collection: A Case Study for Springfield, Massachusetts.
Author Meier, P. M. ; Kuhner, J. ; Bolton., R. E. ;
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-670/2-74-038;
Stock Number PB-234 499
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Refuse disposal ; Massachusetts ; Pipeline transportation ; Sanitary sewers ; Sewage treatment ; Hydraulics ; Grinders ; Economic analysis ; Cost analysis ; Collection ; Demography ; Mathematical models ; Combined sewers ; Process charting ; Flow charting ; Taxes ; Feasibility ; Slurries ; Garbage disposal ; Urban planning ; Hydraulic transportation ; Household refuse grinders ; Waste transfer stations ; Springfield(Massachusetts)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-234 499 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 220p
This is the third in a series of technical reports evaluating the economic and technical feasibility of wet systems for residential refuse collection. The major focus of this report is a documentation of a case study implementation of the wet systems concept in the Springfield, Massachusetts, urbanized area. Included are detailed analyses of the problems of hydraulic transport of ground refuse in the Springfield sewer system, treatment of a modified wastewater treatment plant; the impact on resource recovery and conventional solid waste management; socioeconomic, institutional and fiscal ramifications; and a total systems cost analysis that shows annual per household costs for refuse and sewage management. An analysis of a household refuse grinder in terms of a domestic appliance is presented.