Pollution from ships has resulted in increased pressure for legislation but standards are slow in coming. Two basic criteria have been established for sewage systems: 1) all wastes should be controlled and 2) no overboard discharge. Six approaches to pollution were selected and analyzed including holding tanks, recirculating systems, incineration, aerobic digestion systems, electromechanical systems and physiochemical systems. Of the six, the physiochemical systems appeared to be the most suitable for shipboard use. Results from testing have been good and further research is being conducted especially in the area of chemical treatment of grease.

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    Marine Technology Society

    5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 108
    Columbia, MD  United States  21044
  • Authors:
    • Mackey Jr, T P
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

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  • Accession Number: 00028652
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1972 12:00AM