Cost Analysis of Paint Waste Incineration Technology at U.S. Army Depots
Final rept. Nov 88-Oct 91,
IT ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS INC CINCINNATI OH
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The U.S. Army Depot System Command DESCOM has 16 maintenance depots located throughout the U.S. Several army depots generate paint wastes that must be disposed of. These depots are located in different parts of the country, and a comprehensive strategy is required to manage the disposal of the paint wastes generated at the individual depots. Incineration is a candidate technology for disposal of such wastes. This report presents an economic analysis of developing an incineration strategy. The economic analysis of paint waste incineration was limited to six major maintenance depots Anniston, Corpus Christi, Letterkenny, Red River, Tobyhanna, and Tooele. These particular depots are included in the analysis because they are responsible for the majority of all paint wastes generated annually be DESCOM. Three scenarios were evaluated 1 locating an incinerator at each depot, 2 locating an incinerator at a single site and transporting waste from other depots to this location, and 3 using multiple units at two or more depots. The analysis considers the locations of the army depots, the types and quantities of the wastes they generate, and transportation of the wastes. It also assumes that the individual army depots are equally equipped for proper management of the paint waste by the incineration technology and that the waste can be transferred between the depots without any restrictions. It is further assumed that only incinerable paint wastes will be treated.
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- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control