ERIC Number: ED092345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Solid Waste Processing. A State-of-the-Art Report on Unit Operations and Processes.
Engdahl, Richard B.
The importance and intricacy of the solid wastes disposal problem and the need to deal with it effectively and economically led to the state-of-the-art survey covered by this report. The material presented here was compiled to be used by those in government and private industry who must make or implement decisions concerning the processing of solid wastes and the recovery and utilization of the wastes that are salvageable. The survey involved a detailed review of the pertinent technical and trade literature, personal interviews with individuals knowledgeable in appropriate fields, and questionnaires sent to the state health departments. For convenience, the report is divided into two major parts: Unit Operations and Processes and Major Waste Categories. The first part of the report is divided into six sections: Densification and Size Reduction, Separation, Sanitary Landfill and Open Dumping, Incineration, Chemical Processing, and Recovery and Utilization. This first part of the report also includes various regulations concerning solid waste disposal, discussion being based on responses to the questionnaires sent to the state health departments. The second part of the report, arranged alphabetically, covers all the major categories considered. The report concludes with a bibliography, which relates to both parts of the report. (JP)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Research, Management Systems, Recycling, Resource Materials, Sanitation, State of the Art Reviews, Surveys, Waste Disposal, Wastes
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($0.75, paper cover)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Health Service (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Solid Waste Management.