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Design a materials recovery facility for a mixed municipal solid waste that will have as the end product the following materials: clear class, colored glass, aluminum, ferrous material, and corrugated cardboard. Draw a plan for such a facility with unit operations clearly labeled. Include on this plan the receiving station and all methods of material transport between unit operations, and indicate the fate of material not collected.

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Solid Waste Engineering

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Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781305635203

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Design a materials recovery facility for a mixed municipal solid waste that will have as the end product the following materials: clear class, colored glass, aluminum, ferrous material, and corrugated cardboard. Draw a plan for such a facility with unit operations clearly labeled. Include on this plan the receiving station and all methods of material transport between unit operations, and indicate the fate of material not collected.

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The design for a materials recovery facility for a mixed municipal solid waste and to draw a floor plan for the facility with unit operations clearly labelled.

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In the process of material recovery, the municipal solid waste is first stored, and the items that are not acceptable are sorted and are sent to a landfill. The accepted items are then sent to a separation unit known as the trommel screen. This unit rejects and extracts the items required. Both the rejected and extracted items from the trommel screen are sent to a magnetic separation unit. The magnetic separation unit recovers all the ferrous metal. This recovered ferrous metal is then sent to a flattener and then to a bin for storage.

The rejected items from the trommel screen are sent to a sorting line where corrugated cardboard, aluminium cans, clear glass, and coloured glass are removed. The corrugated cardboard goes through a process known as the baler process where the cardboard is compressed into a tight, compacted form called bales...

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