Fluidized Bed Combustion of Scrap Tires

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Title Fluidized Bed Combustion of Scrap Tires
Creator Shang, J. Y.; Mei, J. S.; Notestein, J. E.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1981
Spatial Coverage Chicago, Illinois
Abstract This nation disposes of 200,000,000 passenger tires every year. Traditionally, these used tires are disposed of by: (1) open-air incineration, (2) chemical reclamation, and (3) discarding in a dump. As the result of enforcement of clean air laws, open-air incineration of scrap tires has been outlawed. The chemical reclamation process has also suffered a setback as the current environmental regulations on air and water pollution have taken effect. In addition, the presence of synthetic rubbers like styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) has made the reclamation process more complex. The discarding of scrap tires in a dump can cause many problems; buried tires tend to wiggle their way to the top and present fire hazards, which makes dump or landfill disposal difficult and unsafe. The passage of a Federal solid waste disposal act on October 21, 1976, put the scrap tire disposal problem at the focus of national attention.
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Language eng
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