Deployable Waste Management System
Final rept. 14 Aug 1998-30 Jun 1999
BATTELLE COLUMBUS OH
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This project identified local environmental regulations for an 1,100-person Bare Base at three potential mission sites, determined the effect of mission type and location on waste quantities and composition, and provided a set of preliminary guidelines for waste control technologies based on the regulations and characterization data. Environmental regulations were determined for plasma-arc vitrification and gasification of wastes. Incineration requirements were also included to provide a basis for comparison. Waste sources included troops, biologicalchemical warfare activities, medical services, and aircraft and vehicle operation and maintenance. Environmental standards were obtained for specific countries. Current environmental control requirements are minimal and do not vary significantly from site to site. It is anticipated that the new regulations to be issued in 1999 will be more demanding and will expand the number of species requiring monitoring and control. An 1,100-person Bare Base was estimated to generate more than 196,000 lbday of solid and liquid wastes and wastewater. The load on a plasma or gasification system would total nearly 16,000 lb and 108 million Btuday of waste solids, sludges, oils, and fuels.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control