General Electric has developed a treatment system for sewage. The new system will: 1) meet secondary standards, 2) be auto/semiautomatic and be maintained electromagnetically, 3) operate with fresh, brackish or salt water, 4) operate under pitch and roll, 5) be incapable of becoming poisoned. The system, operated by electrocoagulation, will treat most shipboard wastes. This electric process steps up the settling of the wastes and produces 90 percent clear water and solid wastes which are subsequently incinerated. As installed in a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge, the system now costs $228,000 (1970).

  • Corporate Authors:

    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Publication Date: 1970-9-28

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 36-37
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00016609
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 12 1972 12:00AM