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Conversion and Utilization of Waste Materials

Series: Applied Energy Technology

Edited By: M Rashid Khan

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #58315 | ISBN: 1560323825
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About this book

In response to growing concern about the impact of environment on our lives, this unique book identifies the problems and opportunities of converting waste into useful material or fuel. Written by distinguished experts in this emerging field, cutting-edge research is provided on such issues as: waste utilization and recycling; plastics, polymers, tires, and automotive wastes; biosolids, biomass, and municipal solid wastes; and potential usage of coal conversion by-products. Information is also available on selected conversion processes, as well as the characterization, mitigation, and the use of by-product streams.


Part 1 General: utilization of waste materials - examples of business successes; designing recycling to preserve innovation; coliquefaction of waste material with coal - a research programme of the Consortium for Fossil Fuel Liquefaction Science. Part 2 Plastics, polymers, tyres and Automotive Wastes: Advanced Recycling Technologies For Plastics; recycling of polymers from automotive shredder residue; pyrolytic reprocessing of scrap tyres into high-value products; co-processing of coal with waste tyres and polymers - "in situ" electron spin resonance investigations. Part 3 Biosolids, biomass and municipal solid wastes: fundamentals of hydrothermal pre-treatment of biosolids sludge - feedstock for clean energy; land application of biosolids; ethanol from biomass gasification/fermentation; genetic engineering for productivity in the fermentation of xylose to ethanol; gas recovery and utilization from municipal solid waste landfills; emissions from burning biomass - development of a model; co-processing of coal and paper/lignocellulosic wastes; mathematical analysis of an MSW incinerator. PArt 4 Coal conversion and by-products: selective leaching of coal and coal combustion solids residues; characterization of concretes formulated with blends of Portland cement and oil shale combustion ash; utilization of coal-tar pitch in insulating-seal materials; briquetting anthracite fines for recycling.

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