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Resource Recovery from Municipal Wastes—A Review and Analysis of Existing and Emerging Technology

  • David Bendersky
  • William R. Park
  • Larry J. Shannon
  • William E. Franklin
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Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 2)

Abstract

The vast and growing amounts of solid wastes generated daily in our cities, and the present problems and costs of proper disposal of these wastes, has created an interest in systems designed to recover resources from municipal solid wastes. Some of the resources available from mixed municipal wastes are shown in Figure 1. Resource recovery systems offer the possibility of not only solving the waste disposal problem, but also can reduce the depletion of natural resources. It is for these reasons that federal, state and local governments are interested in resource recovery from municipal wastes.

Keywords

Solid Waste Municipal Solid Waste Ferrous Metal Municipal Waste Recovery System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Bendersky
    • 1
  • William R. Park
    • 1
  • Larry J. Shannon
    • 1
  • William E. Franklin
    • 1
  1. 1.Midwest Research InstituteKansas CityUSA

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