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Field Examination of Existing Heat Recovery Incinerator (HRI) Facilities of Up to 50-TPD Capacity. Six Foreign Facilities.

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Final rept. 1 Oct 82-31 Dec 83,

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The practice of recovering energy andor materials from the solid waste stream is rapidly becoming a common waste management approach in the United States. This approach has been applied in Europe for a long period of time, and the motivating forces are similar in both areas i.e., a shortage of suitable areas for landfilling, high energy costs, and the desire to more effectively manage resources. Past experiences with resource recovery at Navy shore-based facilities have shown deficiencies due to the relative newness and uniqueness of the technology. To repeat past successes while avoiding past mistakes, the Navy has embarked upon a comprehensive program to gather and analyze information on currently operating resourceenergy recovery systems. As past of this program, SYSTECH Corporation was retained by the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory of Port Hueneme, California, to gather detailed information on ten operating Heat Recovery Incinerators HRIs located in both the U.S. and foreign countries. The overall goal of the present study is to provide comprehensive design-related information on HRIs that have a throughput capacity of 50 tons per day TPD or less. As part of the program, SYSTECH Corp. visited and collected extensive information on operating HRI facilities using U.S. originated technology and foreign originated technology.

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  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Civil Engineering

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