Accession Number:

ADA274194

Title:

Waste Stream Analysis of Two United States Army Dining Facilities

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

KANSAS STATE UNIV MANHATTAN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

233.0

Abstract:

The purposes of this study were to characterize the waste stream at two United States Army dining facilities at Fort Riley, Kansas and to recommend policies and procedures to effectively manage solid waste at U.S. Army dining facilities. A waste stream analysis was conducted at two facilities during two seven day periods, one in the first half and one in the second half of the month based on the military pay cycle. Both periods included weekday and weekend days. The weight, volume, collapsed volume, and specific weight of three categories of waste were recorded. The nutrient composition of service waste was determined. The total weight and volume of food waste generated at both facilities during the 14 day periods was 8909.75 lbs or 0.70 lbsmeal and 7.36 cubic yards or 0. 0006 cubic yardsmeal, respectively. Greater than 70 of all waste generated by weight was food waste at both facilities. Food waste also composed the greatest percent of volume 29.74 after other nonfood waste volume was collapsed. The composition of service food waste was moisture 70.81 carbohydrate 16.47 fat 6.43 protein 5.16 and ash 1. 15.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE