Considerations for Net Zero Waste Installations: Treatment of Municipal Solid Waste
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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Todays Army faces significant threats to our energy and water supply requirements both home and abroad. Addressing energywater security and sustainability is essential to mission accomplishment. The Armys goal is to manage net zero installations NZI, i.e., installations that operate not only on a net zero energy basis, but net zero water and waste as well. A net zero waste installation re-duces, reuses, and recovers waste streams, converting them to resource values with zero landfill over the course of a year. This work outlines a plan for U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center ERDC researchers to support the Army NZI vision by developing an NZI-Optimization tool that includes energy and water tracking and optimization features. This preliminary stage of work was undertaken to characterize Municipal Solid Waste MSW, and describe the processes and technologies that may be integrated to support a Net-Zero Water NZW installation.
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control