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Title: Scrap tire recycling

As the automobile tire technology has grown and met the need for safer and more durable tires, stronger reinforcement and more chemically resistant rubber compounds have made recycling tires more difficult. In an effort to resolve this problem, techniques and equipment were developed to grind tires into small pieces, and new markets were sought to utilize the crumb rubber product streams from ground tires. Industrial combustion processes were modified to accept scrap tires as fuel. These efforts have been beneficial, steadily increasing the percentage of scrap tires recycled to about 10% in 1985, and reaching 72% in 1995. By the end of 1997, fully 100% of tires generated in the U.S. are expected to be recycled.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
491404
Report Number(s):
KCP--613-5925
ON: DE97052920; TRN: 97:004166
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00613
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1997
Research Org:
Allied-Signal Aerospace Co., Kansas City, MO (United States). Kansas City Div.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; TIRES; RECYCLING; GRINDING; SCRAP; MUNICIPAL WASTES; WASTE PRODUCT UTILIZATION; SEPARATION PROCESSES