Solid Waste Incineration at Lima Army Tank Plant, OH
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Due to the shortage of landfill space for solid waste disposal and the escalating cost of using commercial landfills, Lima Army Tank Plant, OH, asked the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory USACERL to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of burning shredded wood and waste paper in an existing coal-fired boiler. The Life Cycle Cost in Design LCCID computer program was used to compare economic data for incineration versus continued landfilling. Although constructing an incinerator would require a high capital cost, evaluation indicates that burning materials shredded onsite offers the lowest life cycle cost and may qualify for the Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment Program PECIP. If a tipping fee discount of greater than 50 percent could be obtained from the demolition landfill in retum for buying back shredded material, this option may be the most economical. A shared savings program should also be considered to fund this project. Lima Army Tank Plant, OH, solid wastes, incineration.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control