Accession Number : ADA256989
Title : Economic Analysis of Hazardous Waste Minimization Alternatives
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
Personal Author(s) : Mount, J B ; Dharmavaram, Seshasayi ; Reinbold, Keturah ; Donahue, Bernard A
Report Date : Aug 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 98
Abstract : Approximately 120,000 metric tons of hazardous waste (HW) are generated annually on Army installations in the United States. The Department of Defense policy is to attempt to eliminate HW generation to the extent possible and treat residual HW for volume or toxicity reduction. Installation Environmental Managers, however, currently do not have the tools to evaluate minimization alternatives. During this research, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USACERL) developed an economic model for evaluating the life cycle costs for various HW minimization technologies. The resulting model, CEAMHW (USACERL Economic Analysis for Minimizing Hazardous Waste) was written in C language for an IBM compatible personal computer. It contains six submodels based on differing waste types and a general cost submodel. The model has been approved by the Army Environmental Office for the economic analysis that must accompany requests for Defense Environmental Restoration Account funds.
Descriptors : *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS , *REDUCTION , *WASTE DISPOSAL , *LIFE CYCLE COSTS , *HAZARDOUS WASTES , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , POLICIES , LABORATORIES , ECONOMIC MODELS , MICROCOMPUTERS , WASTES , LIFE CYCLES , INSTALLATION , RESIDUALS , TOXICITY , ARMY FACILITIES
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE