Accession Number : ADA454721


Title :   The National Shipbuilding Research Program. Survey of Air and Water Quality Pollution Prevention and Control Technology Used in Shipyards and Similar Industries


Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK APPLIED RESEARCH LAB


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a454721.pdf


Report Date : 09 Jan 1998


Pagination or Media Count : 178


Abstract : The objective of this project was to perform a survey of U.S. shipyards and similar industries to determine what technologies are currently being implemented or planned to prevent or reduce air emissions and wastewater discharges from facility operations. The next objective was to develop a guide that shipyard environmental managers could use to perform a preliminary evaluation of technologies that may have application in their facilities. This document covers pollution prevention and control technologies for surface preparation, surface coating, cleaning operations, welding, and wastewater treatment. The information included in this report is summarized below: (1) summaries of pollution prevention and control technologies which include advantages, disadvantages, pollution prevention benefits, contact points, vendor information, and locations to obtain more technical information including case studies for industrial application and economic evaluations comparing the technology to less environmentally friendly alternatives, (2) locations to order or download (from the Internet) technical papers and summaries on pollution prevention technologies, on-going technology projects, and regulations, and (3) results of the shipyard surveys which include an overview of the technologies that are currently being implemented in shipyard operations and recommendations for technologies currently being implemented. The information provided for each technology is based on the author's interpretation of available literature and vendor information. This document does not intend to recommend one technology over another for a given application, but instead to provide a basis for comparable evaluations of technologies. It is left to the shipyard environmental manager to evaluate the available pollution prevention and/or pollution control technologies and determine which technologies best meets their needs.


Descriptors :   *WASTE WATER , *WATER POLLUTION , *DOCUMENTS , *WATER POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT , *POLLUTION ABATEMENT , *RESOURCES , TEST AND EVALUATION , CONTROL , EMISSION , SURFACE FINISHING , REPORTS , COATINGS , SURVEYS , SHIPYARDS , TECHNICAL WRITING , SHIPBUILDING , PREVENTION , POLLUTION , BENEFITS , WATER QUALITY , CLEANING , MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL , CASE STUDIES , WATER TREATMENT , SURFACES , FACILITIES , INDUSTRIES , ENVIRONMENTS , PREPARATION


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE