Accession Number : ADA446632


Title :   The National Shipbuilding Research Program: Solid Waste Segregation and Recycling


Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a446632.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1998


Pagination or Media Count : 342


Abstract : Solid waste disposal is a significant burden to overhead in a shipyard environment. In many areas of the United States disposal capacity is being reduced and the cost of disposal is continuing to climb. At the same time, the value of recyclable materials in many areas is rising. Waste products, other than the usual scrap metals can add significant value to a shipyard's waste stream. Finally, the issue of liability for inadvertent disposal of hazardous waste into the company's non-hazardous waste receptacles remains an ongoing concern. This project represented a consolidated effort to examine shipyard waste streams to determine ways to reduce the cost of processing solid waste, increase the value of recyclable materials and reduce liability by prevention of inadvertent disposal of hazardous waste.


Descriptors :   *RECYCLED MATERIALS , *SOLID WASTES , *SHIPBUILDING , UNITED STATES , ENVIRONMENTS , CAPACITY(QUANTITY) , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , SHIPYARDS , STREAMS , COSTS , SEGREGATION(METALLURGY) , WASTE DISPOSAL , DISPOSAL


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE