Air classification theory and design for municipal solid waste processing [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1993.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- Pages: (39 pages) : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Duke University. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Research conducted at Duke University over the past 12 years has led to the development of a promising alternative method for processing municipal solid waste prior to energy production or resource recovery. Pulsed flow air classification is a laboratory-tested method which successfully separates the combustible from the noncombustible components of MSW. IN 1986, Duke subcontracted to EG G Idaho to perform research in this area for the US Department of Energy. This document represent the final report of that effect, and places this research in the context of all air classification research conducted at Duke University. The goal of this final report is to document the history of pulsed flow air classifier theory and design, while emphasizing test results which confirm success with MSW processing. The three objectives are: Summarize the pulsed-flow air classification theory developed at Duke University; Document the equipment, procedures, test protocols, and results from research constructed at Duke University, with a focus on the combinations and classifier heights and feed rates which produce the best achievable separations, as well as a focus on the estimated cost of a complete classification system; Draw conclusions on the relative merits of selected air classifiers. The development of the theory and design of pulsed flow air classification is initially presented and experimental results are summarized. Pulsing and non-pulsing classifiers are discussed, and a complete system is designed and costed.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:egg-ep-10715
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- Published through SciTech Connect.
USDOE Idaho Field Office, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
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