Incineration of solid waste is a major means of refuse disposal in many major metropolitan areas. There are presently 141 operating municipal incinerator plants in 24 states and the District of Columbia. These plants are responsible for producing approximately 5 million tons of incinerator residue annually. This manual contains background information on the composition and characteristics of basic types of incinerator residues. A recommend classification system is presented. The use of incinerator residues in structural fill, stabilized base, and bituminous paving applications are discussed. Included are specific recommendations for materials handling and preparation, laboratory testing procedures, engineering properties, and design and construction procedures for these applications. This manual also includes recommended laboratory test procedures for determining the loss on ignition and physical composition of incinerator residue samples. A separate section is devoted to a summary of situations which are favorable, as well as unfavorable, to the utilization of municipal incinerator residue in highway or street construction. This manual discusses unfused residues from incinerator and pyrolysis operations. Fused residues from supplementary heat treatment are not considered in this manual. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Valley Forge Laboratories, Incorporated

    6 Berkeley Road
    Devon, PA  United States  19333
  • Authors:
    • COLLINS, R J
    • MILLER, R H
    • Ciesielski, S K
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 94 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77-150 Final Rpt., FCP 34C1-062
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8540
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM