Accession Number : ADA261336


Title :   A Model for Determining Modular Heat Recovery Incinerator Feasibility on Air Force Installations.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Jr , Arthur H ; Munnell, Paul R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261336.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 179


Abstract : This study constructed a model to determine the feasibility of building municipal solid waste (MSW) fired modular heat recovery incinerators (HRIs) on Air Force installations. The model consisted of three gates. Gate one identified current federal regulatory air emission requirements for various HRI pollutants. It also specified two air pollution control configurations with emission reduction efficiencies capable of achieving these requirements. Gate two presented a life-cycle cost (LCC) economic analysis methodology. Operational and cost data for existing modular HRIs located in the United States facilitated the development of regression equations that estimate capital and annual operating costs for a modular HRI. Actual cost and operational information from a central heating plant at Wright-Patterson AFB, along with cost data from the regression equations, provided the basis for an example LCC analysis involving modular HRIs Results of this hypothetical evaluation showed that the LCC for the modular HRI alternatives were both less than the LCC of replacing the existing boiler. Gate three presented a Likert-scale survey to evaluate the sociopolitical acceptability of the proposed HRI. The survey results indicate the level of effort to process the HRI proposal in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. Heat recovery, Incinerators, Waste management, Waste treatment.


Descriptors :   *INCINERATORS , REQUIREMENTS , EMISSION , METHODOLOGY , AIR FORCE , RECOVERY , ECONOMIC ANALYSIS , POLICIES , AIR POLLUTION , MODELS , EFFICIENCY , THESES , ESTIMATES , REDUCTION , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , LIFE CYCLE COSTS , POLLUTANTS , HEAT RECOVERY , AIR POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT , BOILERS , HEATING PLANTS , MONEY , WASTE TREATMENT , POLLUTION , ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , WASTE MANAGEMENT , SOLID WASTES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE