Accession Number:

ADA446632

Title:

The National Shipbuilding Research Program: Solid Waste Segregation and Recycling

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

342.0

Abstract:

Solid waste disposal is a significant burden to overhead in a shipyard environment. In many areas of the United States disposal capacity is being reduced and the cost of disposal is continuing to climb. At the same time, the value of recyclable materials in many areas is rising. Waste products, other than the usual scrap metals can add significant value to a shipyards waste stream. Finally, the issue of liability for inadvertent disposal of hazardous waste into the companys non-hazardous waste receptacles remains an ongoing concern. This project represented a consolidated effort to examine shipyard waste streams to determine ways to reduce the cost of processing solid waste, increase the value of recyclable materials and reduce liability by prevention of inadvertent disposal of hazardous waste.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE