The problem of combating shipboard water pollution is becoming an increasingly urgent one. This thesis analyzes the shipboard pollution problem presented by a particular ship in three major areas: (1) Solid Wastes; (2) Sewage Wastes; and (3) Ballast, Bilge, and Machinery Discharges. A system consisting of an incinerator, a chloroflotator, a coalescer/filter unit, and associated equipment is proposed for the ship, after an investigation of available methods of waste disposal. The state-of-the-art of some of the equipment chosen requires that further development and testing be carried out, but this system should be feasible in the very near future. An examination of the effect of placing this system on the ship finds that stability and other hydrostatic properties are not impaired, and that the ship should encounter no difficulty in carrying this system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Maxham, J C
  • Publication Date: 1971-5

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  • Accession Number: 00034678
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1972 12:00AM