Accession Number:

ADA144420

Title:

Study on the Treatment of Wastewater Generated at KSC (Kennedy Space Center) STS (Space Transport System) Operations and Projected Effects on the Design of the STS Hazardous Waste Management Facility at Vandenberg AFB, California.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 82-Oct 83.

Corporate Author:

FLUOR ENGINEERS INC IRVINE CA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

242.0

Abstract:

The Space Shuttle launching at Vandenberg AFB is expected to deposit corrosive materials on the launch support facilities. These materials will be washed off, the contaminated wash water collected and treated. The treatment process consists of a precipitation step where the metal cations are removed from the contaminated water. The clarified water if filtered and passed through reverse osmosis membranes where the inorganic salts are reduced to a level satisfactory for the water to be recycled for reuse in a subsequent launch. The solid residue is disposed of at a landfill and the reject brine water is evaporated in a solar pond. This report describes the establishing of the design criteria for the project based on measurement data obtained at Kennedy Space Center and delineates the selected commercially proven technology. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE