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Solid Waste Recycling and Processing, 2nd Edition by Marc J. Rogoff

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Processing Technologies

Over the past several decades, the variety of technologies, and their ability to recover more of the incoming waste stream than ever before, has been a significant improvement in recycling management. This trend has enabled recycling coordinators to help implement programs with the objective of increasing the diversion of potentially recyclable materials from landfills and waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities. Better designs of materials recovery facilities and the addition of specialized equipment are improved recovery of fiber, plastics, and metals, thereby improving the overall economics and reducing the residues for plant operators. This chapter describes these technologies and provides a brief overview of how they ...

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