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Main Title Design Considerations for a Pilot Process for Separating Municipal Refuse.
Author Wilson, David Gordon ; Senturia., Stephen David ;
CORP Author Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.;National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-R-800786; EPA-ROAP-24AIN-06; EPA/670/2-75-040;
Stock Number PB-242 136
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Refuse disposal ; Materials recovery ; Separators ; Reclamation ; Detectors ; Infrared detectors ; Size screening ; Metal scrap ; Glass ; Wood ; Aluminum ; Steel ; Plastics ; Paper ; Classifiers ; Materials handling ; Waste recycling ; Sorting ; Metal recycling ; Paper recycling ; Glass recycling
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NTIS  PB-242 136 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 88p
Abstract
Separating municipal solid waste into its valuable and recycleable elemental components is examined here in terms of various mechanical engineering schemes and processes that might best accomplish this task. Although past efforts have concentrated on first reducing the particle size by shredding, this investigation considered the advantages of whole-item coding and sorting without the expensive shredding operation. The result was an interesting base technology for a proposed pilot plant design that could potentially redirect future resource recovery efforts in solid waste.