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Energy, Technology, and the Environment

By
Paul Ih-Fei Liu
Paul Ih-Fei Liu
Doctor of Engineering,
Technical University of Munich
,
Germany
Former lecturer at
University of Southern California
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ISBN-10:
0791802221
No. of Pages:
292
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2005

Wastes are by-products of modern society, which have been treated and disposed of for generations. Instead of being thrown away, some solid wastes are recycled successfully and cost-effectively. The feasibility of recycling is illustrated by the general cycle of matter discussed below. The separation of wastes produces recyclable solid wastes that can be categorized in different groups, and can be treated appropriately. The remaining residues can be either disposed of in a landfill or burned for heat energy recovery. Thus, recycling saves energy and, in some cases, provides energy resources.

Introduction
Reprocessing and Emission Control
Nonrecyclable Waste
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