Accession Number : ADA621900


Title :   Considerations for Net Zero Waste Installations: Treatment of Municipal Solid Waste


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB


Personal Author(s) : Cosper, Stephen D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a621900.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : Today's Army faces significant threats to our energy and water supply requirements both home and abroad. Addressing energy/water security and sustainability is essential to mission accomplishment. The Army's goal is to manage net zero installations (NZI), i.e., installations that operate not only on a net zero energy basis, but net zero water and waste as well. A net zero waste installation re-duces, reuses, and recovers waste streams, converting them to resource values with zero landfill over the course of a year. This work outlines a plan for U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) researchers to support the Army NZI vision by developing an NZI-Optimization tool that includes energy and water tracking and optimization features. This preliminary stage of work was undertaken to characterize Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), and describe the processes and technologies that may be integrated to support a Net-Zero Water (NZW) installation.


Descriptors :   *WASTE TREATMENT , ENERGY , INSTALLATION , MUNICIPALITIES , SECURITY , SOLID WASTES , WATER SUPPLIES


Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE