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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Pyrolysis of Solid Municipal Wastes
Author Hoffman., Donald A. ;
CORP Author San Diego City Utilities Dept., Calif.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EP-00266; EPA-670/2-73-039;
Stock Number PB-222 015
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Pyrolysis ; Materials recovery ; Solid waste disposal ; Combustion products ; Thermal efficiency ; Sulfur ; Tars ; Carbon ; Enthalpy ; Performance evaluation ; Pyrolysis incineration ; NERC
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-222 015 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 79P
The objective of the project was to investigate the products of the pyrolysis of solid municipal wastes the optimum temperature at which the process should be carried out; the volume reduction of wastes when pyrolyzed, and the potential of any byproducts produced. Although the wastes used in the experimentation were 'typical San Diego refuse', the attempt was made to express the results in terms of such units that hopefully, these data would be useful to other communitites by adjustment in accordance with their own individual solid wastes classification. Experimental results were favorable in that waste volumes are significantly reduced and the process can be sustained by the incineration of its product(s) of the pyrolyzing equipment used has an over-all thermal efficiency of 60 percent or over.