One of the problems facing the shipping industry is the disposal of shipboard-generated waste. As a solution to this problem, a unique multifunctional waste incinerator (MFI) has been engineered and is being evaluated at the Naval Surface Weapons Center to help prevent pollution of the seas from overboard discharge of solid waste, sewage, and waste oil. The MFI is a self-contained, automated incineration system which requires an operator attention time of less than five minutes per hour. It processes trash, food waste, sewage sludge from a sewage treatment system, and oily waste from the effluent side of an oil-water separator utilizing a burner fueled by diesel fuel, JP-5, or waste oil. In laboratory evaluations, the MFI processed various solid wastes with a 98-percent average reduction efficiency on a weight basis. Occupying 64 square feet with a height of seven feet, the MFI is capable of processing, for example,450 gallons sewage in 12 hours or 225 gallons sewage plus 600 pounds of trash in six hours. The MFI contains an air-pollution abatement device to help reduce incinerator stack emissions.

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    Navy Technology Transfer Sheet

    Naval Surface Weapons Center
    Dahlgren, VA  United States  22448
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Accession Number: 00323289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM