SYNTHETIC AGGREGATE FROM INCINERATOR RESIDUE BY A CONTINUOUS FUSION PROCESS

A pilot plant demonstration was carried out on a simple and highly inexpensive system for converting municipal incinerator residues into dense road aggregates. Residues were hammermilled, burned-out, rapidly fused in a continuous manner, then cooled and crushed to produce good quality road aggregate for use in bituminous concrete. Residual aluminum in the crushed aggregate presently would preclude its direct use in Portland cement concrete. Full-scale plant design and cost estimates were prepared. These show that the complete residue fusion system producing 120 tons/day of aggregate in conjunction with a typical 600 ton/day refuse incinerator would cost $300,000. Operating costs for the aggregate plant including capital charges would be $4 to $5 per ton of aggregate.

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    Franklin Institute

    Research Laboratories, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Pindzola, D
    • Chou, R C
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261726
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • ISBN: RCD-34C1-013
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-74- 23 Final Rpt., FCP 34C1-013
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7954
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1976 12:00AM