Accession Number:

ADA310174

Title:

Central Vehicle Wash Facilities (CVWF) Solid Residuals Management.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1996-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

Most Army troop installations have one or more Central Vehicle Wash Facilities CVWFs for tactical vehicles. Since large amounts of water are needed to wash these vehicles, the facilities include treatment structures for recycling the washwater, i.e., to remove mud, debris, and oils from the washwater. This mud and debris accumulates in the treatment structures, primarily in sedimentation basins, and is periodically removed for disposal. The sediment removed from CVWFs often contains a large percentage of water, making it difficult to handle and remove from the basins using equipment readily available. Managing CVWF sediment has become a problem to Army maintenance personnel. In this study, researchers reviewed relevant scientific and engineering literature associated with the testing, handling, treatment, and disposal of solid residues similar to CVWF residuals, and analyzed practices at CVWF sites to suggest improvements to CVWF residual management procedures. The study identified best available technologies and specific improved practices to improve in-basin dewatering procedures, and to take a more systematic approach to testing, treatment, and disposal requirements of CVWF residuals.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE