Keywords

Waste recycling, Refuse and refuse disposal, Georgia, De Kalb County

Abstract

A study was made of the feasibility of implementing a system of Resource Recovery from the solid wastes of an urban county in Georgia. A review was made of the existing solid waste management practices and present generation rates. A projection of future waste quantities and composition was made. A review of the present state of the art of recovering resources from solid waste was made to determine what systems could be developed for the County. An analysis of the estimated costs during a test year for three alternative systems for disposal was made to determine a least cost alternative. In that no markets for a refuse derived fuel exist in the County and all costs which may be applicable to the landfill alternative cannot be defined in terms of current costs, the cost of Resource Recovery exceeds the costs of conventional landfilling. Recommendations are for the County to develop markets and make provisions for future development of a system to recover resources from their wastes. In the meantime they should pursue their present plan of disposing of their wastes in a Sanitary Landfill.

Graduation Date

1976

Advisor

Yousef, Yousef A.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

xi, 125 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0012115

Subjects

Recycling (Waste, etc.), Refuse and refuse disposal -- Georgia -- De Kalb County

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Included in

Engineering Commons

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