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Main Title Dismantling Railroad Freight Cars: A Study of Improved Methods with Application to Other Industrial Problems.
Author Butle, Dale M. ; Graha, William M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Rockville, Md. Solid Waste Management Office.
Year Published 1969
Report Number EPA-SW-3c-69; PH-86-67-100; Pub-1850;
Stock Number PB-204 404
Additional Subjects ( Freight cars ; Dismantling) ; ( Waste disposal ; Freight cars) ; ( Materials recovery ; Lumber) ; Decision making ; Railroad cars ; Metal scrap ; Cost estimates ; Combustion ; Air pollution ; Salvage ; Incinerators ; Economic analysis ; Recommendations ; Solid waste disposal ; Open burning ; Air pollution control
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NTIS  PB-204 404 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 39p
Abstract
Approximately 70,000 rail freight cars are dismantled each year for the purpose of salvaging reusable parts, scrap iron, and steel. About half of these cars each contain three to seven tons of wood, which must be removed before the scrap can be reused or recycled. To control or eliminate the pollution from open burning of railroad freight cars to remove the wood, alternatives were investigated and evaluated. A forced-decision model, which produces ordinally weighted scores, was devised to aid in selecting alternatives. Two high-scoring methods were a hooded self-incinerator and high-pressure water jets. Further investigation and phototype development on these two methods were recommended. (Author)