REFUSE FURNACES. (ABRIDGED). (INCLUDING PLATE AT BACK OF VOLUME)

G WATSON
1899 Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers  
IN the following Paper the subject of refuse destructors is considered in reference to three typical installations of the Horsfall type, a t Oldham, Edinburgh and Bradfur,]. The term " Town Refuse " is generally applied to the rubbish collected from dwelling-houses, markets, slaughter-houses, shops and factories. Its nature varies widely in different towns, and in different localities in the same town, as well as with the season of the year. The refuse of Leeds and Oldham, for example, which is
more » ... collected chiefly from large ash-pits, measures about 40 cubic feet to the ton, a considerable portion consisting of cinders. At Edinlnugh, on the other hand, where it is collected dry daily, and is mixed with a certain quantity of street sweepings, it measures 80 cubic feet to the ton. The amount of labour required depends Downloaded by [ University of Liverpool] on [18/09/16].
doi:10.1680/imotp.1899.19065 fatcat:uasyl5wblfczlg45q4vlaqtvpm