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Energy Potential from Organic Wastes: A Review of the Quantities and Sources.

Authors
Anderson-LL
Source
NTIS: PB 211 249 :16 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10009416
Abstract
Enormous quantities of organic wastes are produced each year in the United States. The total amount is in excess of 2 billion tons and at least 880 million tons of this is moisture- and ash-free organic material (dry organic solids), representing a potential energy source of significant magnitude that is not being utilized. Bureau of Mines scientists have developed methods for converting these wastes to convenient energy forms. This report itemizes and evaluates for the first time in detail the quantities and sources of moisture- and ash-free organic material contained in manure, urban refuse, industrial wastes, sewage solids, and agricultural wastes in the United States. Furthermore, estimates are presented for amounts of organic wastes collected or concentrated. The potential for fuel, either oil or gas, from both the total organic wastes generated and those collected or concentrated is also estimated.
Publication Date
19720101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular;
Fiscal Year
1972
NTIS Accession No.
PB-211249
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IC 8549
NIOSH Division
WO;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 211 249
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