The discharge of wastewaters from watercraft is a serious and growing problem. Although the technology to curb this form of pollution is available, extreme fluctuations in the quality and quantity of on-board wastes can severely curtail the effectiveness of available pollution control devices. Furthermore, marine sanitary wastewater treatment equipment is generally expensive and requires skilled manpower to operate. A reliable and effective on-board wastewater treatment process is the physical/chemical type. To evaluate the full potential of this treatment process for shipboard applications, an extensive research programme was initiated at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters. The scope of the study included the characterization of marine sewage, the effects of odor-controlling chemicals, a comprehensive inventory and evaluation of existing pollution control equipment available on the market, as well as investigations aimed at developing a new, compact physical/chemical unit for onboard wastewater treatment. Preliminary results indicate that the treatment process formulated will be highly efficient, resistant to shock loads, independent of ambient temperature, economical, compact, simple to operate and can be fully automated. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Fourth International Conference, May 14-16, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association for Pollution Control

  • Authors:
    • Fisher, C P
    • Netzer, A
    • Beszedits, S
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Accession Number: 00072646
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM