Economic Analysis of Hazardous Waste Minimization Alternatives
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Approximately 120,000 metric tons of hazardous waste HW are generated annually on Army installations in the United States. The Department of Defense policy is to attempt to eliminate HW generation to the extent possible and treat residual HW for volume or toxicity reduction. Installation Environmental Managers, however, currently do not have the tools to evaluate minimization alternatives. During this research, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory USACERL developed an economic model for evaluating the life cycle costs for various HW minimization technologies. The resulting model, CEAMHW USACERL Economic Analysis for Minimizing Hazardous Waste was written in C language for an IBM compatible personal computer. It contains six submodels based on differing waste types and a general cost submodel. The model has been approved by the Army Environmental Office for the economic analysis that must accompany requests for Defense Environmental Restoration Account funds.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Environmental Health and Safety