Masters Theses

Abstract

"A study has been made of the abandoned automobile problem as it now exists throughout the United States with particular emphasis on the problem in the Saint Louis area. The primary goal of this study was to determine those factors which most influence the collection and disposal of derelict vehicles. The problem was examined in the following major areas: (1) The history of the problem in the Saint Louis area and the various attempts made to correct it, (2) the various businesses directly involved with the disposal of junk automobiles, namely, the auto wreckers and the scrap processors, and (3) the scrap market, both foreign and domestic, which must ultimately consume the junk car and therefore essentially regulates its value. In these areas, investigations were made into such items as the methods and costs of operation, the effects of changes in technology, the influence of pertinent state and local legislation, and related problems such as beautification and air pollution. The result of this study is a list of recommendations which includes items for both the immediate and the long range aspects of the problem and suggestions for those areas which most need further study or improvement"--Abstract, page ii-iii.

Advisor(s)

McBrayer, James D.

Committee Member(s)

Brasunas, Anton de S. (Anton de Sales)
Flanigan, V. J.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

ix, 121 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-88).

Geographic Coverage

Missouri
Saint Louis (Mo.)

Rights

© 1970 Robert William Arden, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Abandonment of automobiles -- Missouri -- Saint Louis
Abandonment of automobiles -- Environmental aspects

Thesis Number

T 2338

Print OCLC #

6013612

Electronic OCLC #

840615380

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