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RECORD NUMBER: 705 OF 2342

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Main Title Evaluation, extraction, and recycling of certain solid waste components /
CORP Author University of Michigan. Great Lakes Research Division.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1972
Report Number SW-35d-72; PHS-EC-00292
Stock Number PB-208 674
OCLC Number 08498956
Subjects Recycling (Waste, etc.) ; Separation (Technology)
Additional Subjects Recycling (Waste, etc) ; Separation (Technology) ; ( Waste disposal ; Materials recovery) ; ( Refuse disposal ; Materials recovery) ; ( Classifiers ; Waste treatment) ; Waste disposal ; Waste papers ; Metal scrap ; Glass ; Ceramics ; Aluminum ; Tires ; Copper ; Plastics ; Earthfills ; Cost estimates ; Industrial engineering ; Engineering drawings ; Design criteria ; Waste recycling ; Solid waste disposal
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA SW-35d-72 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/28/2014
EJBD  EPA SW-35d-72 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/19/2015
NTIS  PB-208 674 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 v, 110 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract
The constituents of municipal solid waste are identified along with relative weight percentages typically found. Recycling priorities are established with respect to realistic criteria. Though the study was performed for Erie, Pennsylvania, concepts may be applied elsewhere. Paper, ferrous metals, aluminum, and rubber tires are listed, in that order, with respect to desirability of extraction. Tin cans, glass, and plastics are listed next under additional criteria. A survey of current technology is presented that briefly discusses unit processes as well as complete systems under development. Many unit processes are found to be an outgrowth from mining practices. A device called the 'Bowerman Classifier' is presented and incorporated into a system with potential to separate preprocessed municipal waste. The device operates on the principle of Stoke's Law applied to a moving fluid. All else being held equal, settling velocity will be proportional to density and thus a separation may be effected. (Author)
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Contents Notes
The constituents of municipal solid waste are identified along with relative weight percentages typically found. Recycling priorities are established with respect to realistic criteria. Though the study was performed for Erie, Pa., concepts may be applied elsewhere. Paper, ferrous metals, aluminum, and rubber tires are listed, in that order, with respect to desirability of extraction. Tin cans, glass, and plastics are listed next under additional criteria. A survey of current technology is presented that briefly discusses unit processes as well as complete systems under development. Many unit processes are found to be an outgrowth from mining practices. A device called the "Bowerman Classifier" is presented an incorporated into a system with potential to separate preprocessed municipal waste. The device operates on the principle of Stoke's Law applied to a moving fluid. All else being held equal, settling velocity will be proportional to density and thus a separation may be effected.