RECYCLAMATION: RAIL TRANSPORT ECONOMICS OF SUBSTITUTABILITY OF RECYCLED SCRAP OR WASTE FOR BASIC RAW MATERIALS
The report (1) determines the transportation and economic characteristics which should be considered in evaluating transportation of scrap and secondary materials vis a vis raw materials and finished products which might be used as a model for the study of all waste and scrap materials; (2) describes the prevailing transportation rate structure for waste and scrap materials vs. basic raw materials; (3) recommends and illustrates methodology for measuring the relative transportation rates and costs for movement of secondary materials as compared to other articles; and (4) recommends areas for more critical study. Metal scrap for use by the iron and steel industry is used as an example throughout the report.
Whitten (Herbert O) and AssociatesAnnandale, VA USA
- Publication Date: 1971-12
- Pagination: 111p* p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Cost estimating; Economic analysis; Estimates; Freight transportation; Industrial wastes; Iron and steel industry; Iron ores; Materials recovery (Mining); Policy; Railroad transportation; Rates; Raw materials; Recycling; Scrap metal; Solid waste disposal; Tailings; Waste disposal
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo transportation; Government policies; Materials recovery; Metal scrap; Rates costs
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Freight Transportation; Policy; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00039865
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
- Contract Numbers: DOT PS-20608
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 9 1973 12:00AM