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Proc Conf Solid Waste Worcester Polytech Inst 1/9-11/73 Worc Polytech Inst Pp 245-268 :245-268
This paper discusses the values that may be retrieved from solid wastes in the United States, with particular attention to the metal and nonmetal values that may be retrieved from burned and unburned urban refuse. The Bureau of Mines incinerator residue process can recover products worth about $6 from each ton of refuse at a total cost of $4 per ton. The raw refuse process is less advanced, but shows considerable promise. Synthetic oil with practically no sulfur content has been produced from organic components of raw municipal refuse.
Solid waste; Refuse collection; Metals; Incineration; Incinerators
Proc. Conf. Solid Waste, Worcester Polytech. Inst., 1/9-11/73. Worc. Polytech. Inst., Pp 245-268
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