Evaluation of a Proprietary Waste Treatment System Aboard the USCGC Alert (WMEC-630) Based at Cape May, New Jersey.
COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C APPLIED TECHNOLOGY DIV
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A shipboard aerobic waste treatment system, utilizing hydraulic comminution, vacuum aeration, gravity settling and filtration, was field tested and evaluated to determine its effectiveness in reducing suspended solids, biochemical oxygen demand BOD and coliform density. The system was installed on the CGC ALERT WMEC-630 based at Cape May, New Jersey. Influent and effluent waste properties were determined. Influent wastes consisted of sanitary, galley, scullery, shower and lavoratory wastes, and discharges from deck drains below the water level. Physical modifications to the system were made in an attempt to improve its performance. A detailed description of the systems operation and an evaluation of its performance are included. Author
- Marine Engineering
- Water Pollution and Control