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Recycling Equipment and Technology for Municipal Solid Waste - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780815513162, 9780815518853

Recycling Equipment and Technology for Municipal Solid Waste

1st Edition

Material Recovery Facilities

Author: Joseph T. Swartzbaugh
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815513162
eBook ISBN: 9780815518853
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 1993
Page Count: 159
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This technology transfer handbook describes recycling equipment and technology for municipal solid waste (MSE) at material recovery facilities (MRFs). It gives guidance on what technically can be done and what material specifications can be achieved.


Municipal solid waste (MSE) and material recovery facilities (MRFs).

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Specific Approaches to Materials Recovery 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Concept Description 2.2.1 Basic MRF 2.2.2 Variations from the Basic MRF 2.3 Technical 2.3.1 Waste Characterization 2.3.2 Mass Balance 2.3.3 Technology Considerations for a Basic MRF 2.3.4 Finished Product Specifications 2.3.5 Flow Chart and Mass Balance-Low Technology 2.3.6 Flow Chart and Mass Balance-High Technology-Paper Line 2.3.7 Flow Chart and Mass Balance-High Technology-Commingled Container Line 2.3.8 Flow Chart-General Comment 2.3.9 Material Densities 2.3.10 Fixed Equipment 2.3.11 Rolling Equipment 2.3.12 Human Factors 2.3.13 Acceptable Waste 2.3.14 Raw Material Storage 2.3.15 Product Storage 2.3.16 Building 2.4 MRF Management 2.4.1 Organization 2.4.2 Operating Schedules 2.4.3 Job Descriptions 2.4.4 Health and Safety Considerations 2.5 MRF Economic Analysis 2.5.1 Introduction 2.5.2 Composition of Recyclables 2.5.3 Capital Costs 2.5.4 Operating Costs 2.5.5 Sensitivity of Capital and Operating Costs 2.6 Performance Guarantees 2.6.1 Facility Availability 2.6.2 Facility Capacity 2.6.3 Environmental Guarantee 2.7 Marketing 2.7.1 Market Concerns for Recovered Wastepaper 2.7.2 Market Concerns for Recovered Steel Containers 2.7.3 Market Concerns for Recovered Glass 2.7.4 Market Concerns for Recovered Aluminum
    1. General MRF Concerns
    2. 1 Siting and Permitting Concerns
    3. 2 Contracting Issues 3.2.1 Contractual Arrangements 3.2.2 Flow Control Appendix A: Glossary Appendix B: Material Grades and Specifications Appendix C: Examples of Maintenance Procedure Bibliography


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Joseph T. Swartzbaugh

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