Accession Number:

ADA050882

Title:

Project TRASH: Total Refuse Advanced Systems Handling.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 75-Sep 77,

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Preliminary and conceptual designs of alternative approaches to a small-scale solid waste transferresource recovery station were developed. Equipment components and processes were examined, and their life-cycle costs were compared. Selected modules were combined to process two types of solid waste 1 completely mixed waste and 2 waste from which most glass and metals had been source-segregated. All system designs were ranked according to life-cycle cost. A solid waste two-component source-segregation experiment was then conducted to resolve questions of workability and to quantify the associated effectiveness and cost factors. In addition, a computer program was developed to aid in the economic analysis of proposed changes in waste practices, such as implementation of source segregation, resource recovery, and transfer station operations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE