Solid Waste Research and Development Needs for Emerging Coal Technologies

by Dennis W. Weeter,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-199-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-199-5 (ISBN-10), 1979, Soft Cover, Pg. 262

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Conference information: ASCE/PRC-EPRI Workshop | San Diego, California, United States | April 23-25, 1979

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The workshop was organized into three topical areas: (1)Solid Waste Characterization; (2)reuse, recycle, utilization; and (3)environmental effects: system design, monitoring, disposal. A series of papers was given during each of the three sessions, and each paper was critiqued by experts in the appropriate fields. Emphasis in the critique was placed upon development of solid waste R&D needs, and typically after each session, speakers and attendees developed lists of specific R&D recommendations. Each evening, a workshop was held to finalize the R&D needs for the given session and to develop R&D outlines for each research need. At the completion of the 2-1/2 day workshop, the PRC control group met and finalized the list of recommended R&D needs with some identification of prioritization of these needs. It should be understood that although the purpose of the workshop was to recommend R&D needs, some of the suggested programs are already underway by institutions represented by attendees. The workshop results do not suggest repeating this work but rather recommend that additional research or modification to existing research plans may be needed. In fact, a prudent approach may be to consider cofunding and continued funding of needed work identified in the workshop but already underway.

Subject Headings: Solid wastes | Research and development | Mine wastes | Coal | Recycling | Waste disposal | Financing


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