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Determination of Trace and Minor Elements in the Combustible Fraction of Urban Refuse.
Campbell-WJ; Marr-HE III
Proc 8th Mat Res Symp on Methods & Std for Env Meas NBS Spec Pub 464 11-77 :157-161
With the national focus on energy, the combustible fraction of urban refuse is being extensively considered as fuel supplement for coal in the generation of heat and power. One concern regarding this fuel supplement is the possible environmental impact from trace elements released to the atmosphere during the combustion process. The objective of these ongoing analytical studies is to determine the concentration of major, minor, and trace elements in the combustible fractions collected at various locations in the Bureau of Mines Urban Refuse Recycling Pilot Plant located at College Park, Maryland. The samples processed through the plant are submitted by various municipalities that are considering resource recovery as an alternative to landfill or other means of disposal. Parallel studies are also underway to identify individual major contributors by analyzing separately, high-circulation newspapers and magazines plus various other types of paper and plastic products.
Proc 8th Mat. Res. Symp. on Methods & Std for Env. Meas.; NBS Spec. Pub. 464, 11-77, Pp 157-161
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