This paper discusses the advantages of an integrated shipboard waste treatment plant in relation to increasing international concern about pollution and possible future legislation. The system outlined covers the preparation of solid waste into a form suitable for pumping to a shipboard incinerator for final volume reduction to a sterile ash. Such a system can be integrated with sewage plant for sludge disposal. Although many of the items of equipment required for the system are currently available, it has been necessary to develop an incinerator of practicable size for this specific duty. The design and development programme for a land based prototype incinerator with associated preparation equipment, is described. The purpose of the programme is to develop a marine incinerator capable of accepting the prepared solid wastes, with sludges and waste oils. It is envisaged that these oils shall form the primary source of fuel, and the extension of this equipment for burning tonnage quantities of tanker sludges appears feasible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 45 Conference Papers presented at IMAS 73, London, 4-8 June 1973, organized by the Institute of Marine Engineers. This paper is available only in a set of 7 papers in Subject Group 4: "Marine Pollution: Sewage, Oil, and Noise" at $10.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Blows, D G
    • Davies, R J
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00048467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM