Design and Evaluation of an Oily Wastes Disposal System for Red River Army Depot.
DARCOM INTERN TRAINING CENTER TEXARKANA TEX
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The objectives of this research project were as follows 1 to propose an oily waste collection system that will meet Environmental Protection Agency EPA effluent requirements of not more than 5 ppm of oil in the effluent leaving Red River Army Depot RRAD 2 to propose an optimum method of disposal of waste petroleum oils and lubricants POLs by RRAD 3 to propose a general design for oil collection that can be used by military installations throughout the United States. Samples were taken from various drainage ditches throughout the depot for analysis. Analysis of the samples indicated that the effluent leaving RRAD contained 12 ppm oil. It was determined that the best method to separate the oil from the effluent at RRAD is by use of a large lagoon. The best method of disposal for RRAD was determined to be by combustion in the depots boilers. By using the combustion method of disposal RRAD could regain its capital investment for the oily waste system within five years.
- Civil Engineering