Economic studies of four processes for using the glass fractions obtained from processing municipal incinerator residues are presented. Three processes--brick production, floor tile production, and glass wool production--use the colored glass fraction from an incinerator residue separation plant, and the fourth process, glass spheres production, uses the colorless glass fraction. The value of the product obtained from each of the plants was calculated on the basis of the interest rate of return method. Each of the processes appears economically attractive when comparing the product values with estimated selling prices. However the effect of the products on the market size and price must be determined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The announcement for this Information Circular appeared in the Bureau of mines--New Publications, March 1973, Monthly List 695.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Mines

    College Park Research Center
    College Park, MD  United States  20742
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, P W
    • Barclay, J A
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Mines
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IC8567
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM