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Sources of Metals in the Combustible Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste.

Authors
Haynes-BW; Law-SL; Campbell-WJ
Source
NTIS: PB 289 863 :16 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10007884
Abstract
The Bureau of Mines conducted research to devise technology for increasing the nation's mineral supply by recovering valuable constituents from currently discarded waste materials. Municipal solid waste (MSW), presently a major disposal problem, represents a significant source of metals, glass, and a combustible fraction that can be used to supplement coal in generating heat and electricity. As part of the total metallurgical system to treat MSW, this study evaluates the combustible fraction of MSW to characterize the various combustible components and to identify the principal sources of elements that eventually may be objectionable from corrosive or environmental considerations. Several possible sources for cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, lead, nickel, and zinc have been tentatively identified. These sources are pigments, inks, paper stock, and additives to plastics. A correlation between industry consumption values and measured concentrations in MSW was found for several elements.
Publication Date
19780101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigation;
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB-289863
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
RI 8319
NIOSH Division
AVRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 289 863
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