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Performance Characteristics of a Vertical Hammermill Shredder
Author: William A. Worrell, P. Aarne Vesilind, Alan Rimer
Date: 6/205
Reprinted from proceedings of 1980 National Waste Processing Conference: Resource Recovery Today and Tomorrow

This paper reviews the results of an acceptance test performed on a vertical shaft hammermill shredder installed at the Pompano Beach Solid Waste Reduction Facility, Pompano Beach, Florida. It was found that the shredder met the required acceptance condition, producing a refuse of at least 70 percent less than 3 in. (76 mm). The power requirements were low and the hammer wear as found to be linear with the amount of refuse processed.