Accession Number : ADA559398


Title :   Pollutant Source Tracking (PST) Technical Guidance


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 2010-Sep 2011


Corporate Author : SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER PACIFIC SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Arias-Thode, Meriah ; Curtis, Stacy ; George, Robert ; Halkola, Heather ; Leather, Jim ; Rivera-Duarte, Ignacio ; Cotnoir, Dave


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a559398.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 164


Abstract : The objective of this project is to accurately quantify Navy contaminant loads by identifying, reviewing, demonstrating, and validating contaminant source tracking technologies that will provide a technical framework for Navy water program managers, enabling them to: (1) attribute existing contamination loads to support compliance programs; (2) clearly understand weaknesses, as well as how thos technologies can be used to develop management decisions for compliance; (3) use the scientific approach and these tools to prevent arbitrary and burdensome regulatory decisions and actions that negatively impact the Navy. This User's Guide will primarily focus on chemical fingerprinting, but will also touch on other key forensic techniques as needed. The product will provide the Navy with a means to attribute pollution loads for compliance programs so that a significant amount of money can be saved. The Navy will be able to identify base pollutant sources, which will in turn, help identify best management practices to reduce these sources.


Descriptors :   *WATER POLLUTION , CONTAMINANTS , DETECTION , IDENTIFICATION , METALS , MICROORGANISMS , NAVY , POLLUTANTS , SOURCES , TRACKING


Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE