SHIPBOARD SEWAGE REGULATIONS AND DISPOSAL METHODS
The report is intended as a reference to inform the shipping industry of the effects of sewage discharges, the regulatory requirements and available means of sewage pollution abatement. The first section provides description of the effects of sewage discharge. The results of adequately treated and inadequately treated sewage discharges are described. The second section includes a discussion on federal standards and state regulations governing sewage discharges from watercraft. Major emphasis of this section is placed on federal standards promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency. The last section describes the types of sewage treatment systems which are available for shipboard use. The descriptions include schematics and discussions of advantages and disadvantages of each available type system. Techniques and processes include holding tanks, biological oxidation, physical-chemical treatment, electro-chemical treatment, vacuum flush, recirculation, evaporation, incineration, and wet-air oxidation.
National Maritime Research Center, GalvestonPollution Control Section
Galveston, TX United States 77550
- Chance, M J
- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: 59 p.
- TRT Terms: Pollution control; Sewage treatment; Ships; Water quality management
- Old TRIS Terms: Pollution abatement measures; Sewage treatment systems; Shipboard sewage treatment
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00084838
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NMRC-272-20100-R2 Tech. Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: MA-6562t
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM