Accession Number : ADA264511
Title : Peacetime Innovation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Managing Technology for Industrial Application
Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
Personal Author(s) : Dornstauder, Alex C
Report Date : 04 Feb 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 91
Abstract : This monograph introduces potential strategic roles for the US Army Corps of Engineers in the development of technology for industrial applications. Specifically, the market for remediation of hazardous wastes at sites in the United States, both military and private, is explored. The innovation environment, that is, the quantity and lethality of hazardous wastes at military sites is introduced to highlight its efficacy in developing high risk, high payoff remediation technologies. A number of remediation technologies are also introduced along with their relative progress towards industrial application. The primary conclusion is that the US Army Corps of Engineers can effectively and more efficiently bring new remediation technologies to private industry than private industry itself. This would be done by using the corps' organic construction management assets at contaminated military sites in a test bed or incubator fashion to hedge high market risk and post-project liability.
Descriptors : *HAZARDOUS WASTES , *CIVIL ENGINEERING , TEST AND EVALUATION , UNITED STATES , TEST BEDS , INDUSTRIES , SITES , CONSTRUCTION , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , ENGINEERS , LETHALITY , ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
Water Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE