Accession Number : ADA254618


Title :   Development of the Heat-Recovery Incinerator Feasibility (HRIFEAS) Computer Program


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL ENERGY AND UTILITIES SYSTEMS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Griggs, Kenneth E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254618.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 63


Abstract : Army installations must provide their communities with adequate, economical waste disposal. To minimize disposal costs and use the thermal energy available in waste, the Army has constructed six Heat Recovery Incinerator (HRI) plants and has nearly completed a seventh. All the working HRI plants have experienced significant design and operational problems, highlighting the need for a consistent, standardized method to evaluate HRIs in the planning stages. The Heat-Recovery Incinerator Feasibility (HRIFEAS) computer program was written to fill that need by allowing a comparison of the costs of building and operating HRIs with landfill costs. HRIFEAS is a program designed for use with any IBM-compatible personal computer. The program prompts for information needed for economic analysis (e.g., waste amount, operating schedule, fuel type and cost). If quantities are unknown, the program provides defaults or suggests ranges of values. Outputs are automatically input to the Life Cycle Cost in Design (LCCID) program, which carries out the economic analysis. HRIFEAS calculates the best size for the planned facility, capital construction cost, operation and maintenance cost, fuel requirements, thermal output, and savings in landfill costs, and compares those costs to landfill costs for the same time period.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *EXPERT SYSTEMS , *HEAT RECOVERY , *INCINERATORS , *WASTE DISPOSAL , MAINTENANCE , INPUT , OUTPUT , REQUIREMENTS , RECOVERY , ECONOMIC ANALYSIS , COMMUNITIES , ECONOMICS , COMPUTERS , QUANTITY , COMPARISON , FACILITIES , ENERGY , BUILDINGS , CYCLES , TIME , MONEY , SAVINGS , LANDFILLS , HEAT , ARMY , DISPOSAL , WASTES , VALUE , MICROCOMPUTERS , LIFE CYCLES , LIFE CYCLE COSTS , COSTS , FUELS , CONSTRUCTION , PLANNING , OPERATION


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE