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Processing the Plastics from Urban Refuse.
Holamn-JL; Stephenson-JB; Jensen-JW
NTIS: PB 208 014 :20 pages
In conjunction with its research program on the separation, recovery, and recycling of metal, mineral, and energy-based materials in urban refuse, the Bureau of Mines is developing means to reuse and recycle plastics discarded in raw municipal waste. Experimental work on plastic waste from a community collection has produced some guidelines for systematic methods of processing, including air classification, cleaning, separation, and use or disposal. Sink-float methods are a practical means of separation into types. Methods for final disposition of the plastic waste include refabrication, thermal decomposition, and incineration.
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 208 014
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
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