Although the ferrous material derived from obsolete automobiles comprises a small proportion - three or four percent - of total metallics feed to steel production in the United States, this type of residual is particularly important in terms of its impact on the visual quality of the environment. The scrap processing industry is described. The order of events in which a no longer useful automobile is transformed into processed scrap is studied: deregistration, dismantling, hulk transfertation and processing. Analysis of the disposition of obsolete automobiles demonstrates the entire range of factors which determine the extent of reuse of a material over time. The technological, economic, and socio-psychological aspects of final product characteristics are interwoven. This study represents the combination of formal mathematical models with primary data collection.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Resources for the Future, Incorporated

    Johns Hopkins Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Sawyer Jr, J W
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Pagination: 141 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1974 12:00AM