INVESTIGATION OF THE FEASIBILITY OF USING WET OXIDATION TO PROCESS DILUTE SEWAGE ONBOARD A COAST GUARD VESSEL

The investigation covered by this paper considered wet oxidation for processing the dilute wastes from a 20-man Coast Guard vessel including waste water from heads, showers, lavatories, scullery, galley, laundry, and below water deck drains. The dilute wastes result in a high hydraulic loading, which increases plant size, power and weight, but if high oxidation efficiencies can be achieved, a single step wet oxidation plant is an attractive simple solution to shipboard waste treatment. The design, assembly, and testing of a full-scale, continuous flow, laboratory breadboard wet oxidation system using a packed tower 5-gal reactor are described. Initial test results at various temperature, pressure, contact time, pH, and reactor configurations are presented, and the basis for a catalyst survey program is made.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Jagow, R B
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 74-ENAs-4 ASME Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM