AN INVESTIGATION OF USING BURN BARREL TECHNOLOGY TO DISPOSE OF SHIPBOARD-GENERATED (MARPOL V) WASTES

An investigation was conducted to evaluate the technical feasibility, safety, and potential environmental impacts of using burn barrels to dispose of ship wastes. Guidelines for the design, construction, and operation of burn barrels were developed. Primary considerations were: optimizing combustion; the types of wastes to be burned; operator safety; and fire prevention. Regulations that might affect the use of burn barrels were also evaluated. Marine insurers were interviewed, and potential environmental impacts from air and ash emissions and health and safety risks to burn-barrel operators were considered. It is believed that when operated according to the suggested guidelines, burn barrels can provide a safe, convenient, and low-cost alternative to either onshore disposal or incineration of shipboard-generated wastes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report; For related document, see AN 11518, Record 14305
  • Corporate Authors:

    SCS Engineers

    Bellevue, WA  United States 

    Northwest and Alaska Fisheries Center

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    National Marine Fisheries Service

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  United States  20852
  • Publication Date: 1989-7

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: Various p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00659920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NWAFC-89-15
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM