Compatibility of source separation and mixed-waste processing for resource recovery
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Compatibility of source separation and mixed-waste processing for resource recovery by Louis P Soldano

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Published by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Center for Environmental Research Information [distributor] in Cincinnati, OH .
Written in English


  • Refuse and refuse disposal -- United States,
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.) -- United States

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StatementLouis Soldano, Stephen C. James, and Charles Miller
ContributionsJames, Stephen C, Miller, Chaz David, 1947-, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL14893369M

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Source Separation and Centralized Resource Recovery. ..,83 Source Separation and Economic source recovery plants, source separation is labor intensive, produces relatively uncon- It leaves a mixed waste residue that has a somewhat lower fuel . PROCESSING OF SOLID WASTE FOR MATERIAL RECOVERY GEORGE M. SAVAGE AND LUIS F. DIAZ Cal Recovery Systems, Inc. Richmond, California ABSTRACf Various equipment and processing technologies are available for processing mixed and source-separated solid waste feedstocks for the recovery of secondary Size: KB. Source Separation Programs The source separation technique of resource recovery is accomplished by segregating re- cyclable waste materials (such as paper, glass, and ferrous and aluminum containers) from other wastes at the point of generation (the home, office, or other place of business) by the waste generator. Resource recovery is using wastes as an input material to create valuable products as new outputs. The aim is to reduce the amount of waste generated, thereby reducing the need for landfill space, and optimising the values created from waste. Resource recovery delays the need to use raw materials in the manufacturing process. Materials found in municipal solid waste, .

•Single Family Residential – 30 to 35% organics recovery •Multifamily Residential – 35 to 55% organics recovery •Wet Commercial Waste – 50 to 70% organics recovery •Source Separated Organics – 70 to 95% organics recovery • 2mm and low metals content •Highly digestable with VS/TS in the 85 to 92% rangeFile Size: 3MB. separation trials have been conducted in Tehran in recent years and were divided into two groups which have been well documented. a. Traditional strategies ( to ) Resource recovery from mixed waste is the traditional method of separation that has been able to attract the most participation of people. Recovery by source separation: Of special importance is the interlinking with traditional recycling activities and with planned mixed waste resource recovery plants. But first and foremost, the role of packaging as a means of effective distribution of goods with the inherent contribution to resource conservation should be recognized and Author: Bennie Hansen. Advantages of Source Separation Source separation is a tested method of resource recovery. California has about six curbside pickup programs of metal, glass, and newspaper, while there are twice as many programs that have curbsido pickup of newspaper only. Mechanical front-end systems (separation of resources from mixed waste through a series.

A pilot program concerning source separation of household waste was launched in Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang province, China. Detailed investigations on the composition and properties of household waste in the experimental communities revealed that high water content and high percentage of food waste are the main limiting factors in the recovery of recyclables, Cited by: Under organised systems, source separation may be required by law ('mandated7) with penalties for non-cooperation, such as fines, or suspension of collection service. But whether source separation is mandatory or voluntary, waste generators have to be educated on procedures, and incentives/disincentives have to be built into the schemes.   Source separation has a reduction of contamination and increase in materials to be recycled. Fuel costs are lower on curbside separation vehicles. There are more local jobs for sorters, plus using a real human to sort means they can leave feedback to homeowners about what can be picked up and what can’t. • On site processing is one of the most effective and sustainable ways to achieve resource recovery. • It reduces hazards and diverts different fractions of material present in the waste stream to locations for appropriate treatment in the solid waste mgt. • It reduces the quantity of general waste and minimizes the toxicityFile Size: KB.