CHARACTERIZATION OF EFFLUENT FROM BIODEGRADABLE TOILETS
During 1970 and 1971, the Southern Pacific Transportation Company conducted an investigation to evaluate the performance of three basic types of toilets which showed potential application on railroad equipment. Three prototypes were selected--biodegradable, chemical, and incinerating type. As the result of this study, the biodegradable toilet was deemed the most acceptable and was subjected to road testing on cabooses. The units were found to perform satisfactorily from a mechanical standpoint, and there was no problem with their general acceptance by railroad crews. The test cabooses were equipped with temporary holding tanks during a portion of the road test so that the effluent could be analyzed. Conclusions reached from these analyses indicated that a more intensified and sophisticated effluent characterization was desirable.
Stewart Laboratories, IncorporatedKnoxville, TN United States 37921
- Publication Date: 1972-3-29
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 43 p.
- TRT Terms: Cabooses; Environmental protection; Freight cars; Toilet facilities; Wastes
- Old TRIS Terms: Human waste; Toilets
- Subject Areas: Environment; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00051353
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: AMR 01446
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 17 1974 12:00AM