Accession Number:

ADA065024

Title:

Research and Development Towards a Facility for Water Purification and Waste Treatment in the North.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

The design of an air-transportable Environmental Service Module, an integrated water purification, solid waste disposal, and sewage treatment system complete with consumer facilities, is out-lined with cost estimations for small 100-200 man groups in the North. The treatment processes produce a compact sterile residue which can be disposed of relatively easily. Eighty percent of the water used in the facility is recycled from the waste streams to potable quality for reuse, thus greatly reducing the demand for water from the environment. Test data from a scaled-down pilot plant operating on municipal sewage is presented which demonstrates the basic treatment process. Preliminary selection of equipment has been completed, and conceptual module layouts for full-scale system are also shown. A bibliography on Arctic water treatment, waste disposal, and related topics is also included. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE