THE ELIMINATION OF OLD TYRES: SITUATION IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS

ELIMINATION DES VIEUX PNEUS: SITUATION EN RFA ET PERSPECTIVES D'AVENIR

This is a translation of an article published in "Verfahrenstechnik" January 1977. The author outlines the different methods currently in use in the Federal Republic of Germany for disposing of old tyres and their related problems. Having considered the possilities offered by recycling and retreading, the author describes various possible uses of whole tyres or fragments of tyres, in pisciculture, agriculture or the construction of highways, for example. He outlines the current problems arising from tipping in dumping areas and discusses the influence of incineration with recuperation of energy on pollution. Finally, destruction by pyrolysis or by thermal cracking is presented as the solution of the future on the basis of research carried out in recent years. /TRRL/

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  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00189146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM