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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Galveston

    Pollution Control Section
    Galveston, TX  United States  77550
  • Authors:
    • Chance, M J
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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