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Document ID (ISN)68695
CIS number 97-529
ISBN(s) 1-56670-164-3
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Manser A.G.R., Keeling A.A.
Title Practical handbook of processing and recycling municipal waste
Bibliographic information CRC Press Inc., 2000 Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA, 1996. xiv, 557p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: GBP 55.00.
Abstract This manual describes techniques for the processing and recycling of municipal waste and identifies health and safety hazards. Contents: nature of waste and potential health hazards (Weil's disease); mechanical handling systems (health and safety in relation to the use of cranes, grabs and conveyors); composting systems (hazards of microorganisms, emission of methane, mechanical hazards of heavy plant); biological aspects of compost production and utilization; materials recovery facilities (design of the working environment, operational procedures and equipment); refuse-derived fuel (RDF) processes; combined RDF/compost/recycling plants; markets for recycled products. In appendices: precautions against Weil's disease; national standards legislation.
Descriptors (primary) refuse collection; waste disposal; mechanical hazards; biological hazards; recycling of materials
Descriptors (secondary) materials handling; conveyors; Weil's disease; anaerobic bacteria; safety by design; garbage composting; cranes; manuals; microorganisms
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Waste collection and disposal
Biological hazards