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Solid Waste Engineering

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Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781305635203

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3rd Edition
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ISBN: 9781305635203
Chapter 2, Problem 2.14P
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Using the moisture contents (wet basis) of the waste components given in Table P2-14, calculate the overall moisture content of the waste having the composi tion also shown. This calculation can be simplified by assuming 100 lb of waste.
Chapter 2, Problem 2.14P, Using the moisture contents (wet basis) of the waste components given in Table P2-14, calculate the

To determine

The overall moisture content of the waste.

Explanation of Solution

Calculate the dry weight of the waste.

    Component Moisture content, percent (wet basis)(a) Percent by weight(b) Dry weight(b(a100)×b)
    Food 70 10 3
    Paper 6 33 31.02
    Cardboard 5 8 7.6
    Plastics 2 5 4.9
    Textile 10 4 3.6
    Rubber 2 3 2.94
    Yard waste 60 18 7

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