DISPERSION AND DETECTABILITY OF SANITARY WASTE WATER DISCHARGES FROM NAVY SHIPS

To generate data applicable to the 3-12-mi coastal zone, studies were conducted by the Naval Ship Research and Development Center using Naval facilities in the Norfolk, Va. area. Controlled releases were made of sanitary waste water and tracer dye mixtures. Dispersion of waste/dye patches was monitored through aerial reconnaissance, precise radio-navigational information, and seawater sample collection. It was demonstrated that pollution from controlled releases of sanitary waste can be detected above back-ground concentrations for a brief span of time using conventional methods for determining effluent water quality (5-day biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, ammonia-nitrogen, total acid-hydrolizable phosphate, coliform bacteria). A mathematical model for the dispersion of pollutants discharged from ships in the coastal zone was developed from these data. Findings of this study specifically refer to the Navy ships and the geographic locations involved. They may be used for estimating effects of sanitary waste releases by non-Navy ships and in other areas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Alig, C S
    • van Hees, W
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 74-ENAs-11 ASME Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM