Front End Analysis of Combat Field Feeding System Waste Disposal
Final rept. Nov 1984-Oct 1987
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA
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A front end analysis FEA was conducted to define the best solutions to the Armys Combat Field Feeding System CFFS waste disposal problem. Industrial and military technologies and procedures compatible with the CFFS operational concept and applicable to waste management were identified and evaluated. Waste generated from each ration mix of the Army Wartime Feeding Policy was quantified, indicating that the capacity of the transportation asset 5-ton tactical truck allocated to the CFFS would not be exceeded when only food service waste is backhauled for disposal. CFFS waste data from field exercises and demonstrations were collected and analyzed. Results showed that, with undisciplined field waste management, the average regular T Ration waste volume per person per meal for five exercises was 0.23 ft3. Relative to logistics and annual costs, a battlefield analysis of CFFS waste disposal was conducted. Alternative waste management solutions were developed and evaluated. A combination of alternatives involving procedures, material action, and exploitation of technological advances will provide as much as a 70 time savings and a 68 cost reduction in CFFS waste management. Conclusions and recommendations for CFFS apply equally to the emerging Army Field Feeding System AFFS when deployed on a battlefield.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control