MARINE SEWAGE DISPOSAL

This paper is a summary of the requirements and the proposed rules and regulations for control of sewage from vessels. It is, however, noted that sewage disposal is only one of the waste problems facing the shipowners today; the other major problems are: galley waste, oily bilge water, dirty ballast water, and solid waste (packaging crates, etc.). Each of these can represent a problem area which is no less in importance than sewage disposal. Descriptions of several sewage treatment plants and a holding system are presented. The treatment plants described are representative of the methods of treatment now available or in prototype testing. The Navy has been the leader in the development of shipboard treatment plants through NAVSHIPS-sponsored research and development contracts to manufacturing companies starting as early as 1966 and the testing of experimental units furnished to the Naval Ship Research and Development Laboratory, Annapolis, Maryland. The full impact of the proposed Federal Water Quality Standards has not been felt by the merchant marine; therefore, a considerable amount of work remains to be done in this area.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Hampton Roads Section of the SNAME
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Foster, E B
    • Jones, J D
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00032247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1972 12:00AM