determine the solids waste content pre post recycling

determine the solids waste content pre post recycling

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1. Assess the impact of a paper and plastic recycling initiative on the percent distribution of the components found in residential MSW. Assume the following data apply:

Component

SW as Collected

Organic

Food Waste

9.0

Paper

34.0

Cardboard

6.0

Plastics

7.0

Textiles

2.0

Rubber

0.5

Leather

0.5

Yard Waste

18.5

Wood

2.0

Inorganic

Glass

8.0

Tin

6.0

Aluminum

0.5

Other metal

3.0

Dirt, Ash, Etc

3.0

Total

100.0

3. If you start with 3000 tons of solid waste, and the recycling initiative is only 50% successful, how many pounds of paper are remaining?

Given the following properties of solid waste:

1. Estimate the overall moisture content of the PRE-recycled waste from Assignment 1.

Estimate the moisture content of the waste after the recyclables are removed.

2. Estimate the overall energy content of the PRE-recycled waste from Assignment 1.

Estimate the energy content of the waste after the recyclables are removed.

 
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