A shipboard sewage treatment system consisting of: Comminution of solids for ease of transport and further treatment; Electro coagulation of sewage for ease of removal of suspended solids; Solids separation; Soluble BOD reduction with carbon absorption; Coliform bacteria removal; and Solids incineration was designed to process shipboard sanitary, culinary, and laundry wastes during prolonged sea trials. Advantages of the electrochemical system are given. Waste stream characterization showed the BOD and suspended solids levels of shipboard wastes to be 2 to 3 times the concentrations common to municipal wastes. The development program was successful in demonstrating a practical and economically viable electro-chemical treatment system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  United States  01910
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-15020-DHG-09/71
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-14-12-522
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1972 12:00AM