Accession Number:

AD0419975

Title:

VOLATILITY OF HUMAN WASTE AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES

Descriptive Note:

Technical documentary rept.

Corporate Author:

ARCTIC AEROMEDICAL LAB FORT WAINWRIGHT AK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The present study was undertaken to provide information upon which a more rational approach to the design of incinerators for human waste can be based. The volatile matter and carbon remaining as a function of time were determined for different operating conditions of the volatilization chamber. An equation is proposed to describe the volatilization process, and the dependence of the constants in the volatility equation upon temperature and upon the rate of air supply to the volatilization chamber was determined. Volatilization temperatures as low as 300 C may be feasible for some incinerator designs which provide a reactor for the oxidation of the material volatilized.

Subject Categories:

  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE