STP582

    Monitoring of Wastewater Discharges Aboard Navy Ships

    Published: Jan 1975


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    Abstract

    The U.S. Navy has taken an early initiative in bringing about the development of shipboard wastewater treatment systems. Liquid wastes generated aboard Navy ships originate from man related activities (sanitary and “hotel” wastes) as well as industrial activities associated with the particular mission of any ship.

    This paper discusses the problems encountered in the characterization of aqueous waste streams, other than bilge and ballast waters, that are generated on Navy ships. Monitoring methodology is discussed in terms of quantitative assessment of potential waste sources, the selection of flow monitoring methods, sampling procedures, shipboard constraints on analytical methods, and data collection. Waste flow profiles have been determined for major shipboard contributors. A pragmatic approach of hardware applications and survey procedures was employed under unique circumstances. These are discussed in light of the practical application of such acquired information in the development of the most practicable wastewater management systems for Navy ships.

    Keywords:

    monitors, water pollution, waste disposal, flow rate, Navy ships, shipboard wastewater, ships' nonoily aqueous wastes, ships wastes monitoring, ships wastes sampling


    Author Information:

    Talts, A
    Sanitary engineer and chemical engineer, Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Annapolis Laboratory, Annapolis, Md.

    van Hees, W
    Sanitary engineer and chemical engineer, Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Annapolis Laboratory, Annapolis, Md.


    Paper ID: STP33355S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.15

    DOI: 10.1520/STP33355S


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