Disposal of Garbage Aboard RAN Ships - A Review of Possible Options,
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)
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The RAN is implementing procedures to dispose of shipborne waste based on national legislation in order to meet International Maritime Organization IMO requirements. The regulations, which only apply to navies when operational commitments allow, cover a number of categories of waste, including garbage. A summary of the RAN disposal regulations applying to various types of garbage and estimates of the amounts generated on the various ships are included. Existing garbage disposal equipment and procedures employed by the RAN and some research conducted by other navies have been reviewed. The processes available for disposal of garbage aboard ships have been studied and the design constraints applying to shipboard installations summarised. A comprehensive survey of garbage processing machinery that included thermal compactors for plastics materials, shredders, compactors, comminuters and incinerators was also conducted. The most promising machines for use by the RAN are discussed and recommendations for future actions by AMRL and the RAN are made.
- Marine Engineering
- Safety Engineering
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control