OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH A VACUUM COLLECTION AND WASTE INCINERATION SYSTEM ABOARD A U.S. COAST GUARD CUTTER
This paper summarizes the experience which was gained during the installation, and the first six months of the test and evaluation of a vacuum collection and waste incineration system on board a 290-ft (88.4-m) icebreaker, the USCGC MACKINAW (WAGD 83). The ship has a crew of 10 officers and 117 enlisted men and operates in the Great Lakes. The USCGC MACKINAW is equipped with a Jered Industries, Inc. "Vacu-Burn" wastewater treatment system. This system combines reduced volume flush water closets and urinals with an incinerator, via a vacuum collection subsystem. Portable water is used for flushing. The wastewater is transported to a vacuum collection tank by the inrush of compartment air which accompanies the flushing operation. The vacuum collection tank forms parts of the vessel's collection, holding, and transfer system. System specifications are presented, along with schematic diagrams of both the treatment system, and the collection, holding, and transfer system. The operation of the system is discussed, and performance data are presented. Malfunctions, breakdowns, and failures which were experienced are presented, and the corrective actions which were taken are discussed.
- Prepared for ASME Meeting, July 12-15, 1976.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersThree Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- White, J A
- Publication Date: 1976-7
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Incinerators; Sewage collection; Sewage treatment; Water quality management
- Uncontrolled Terms: Waste treatment
- Old TRIS Terms: Sewage collecting methods; Sewage incineration
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00142333
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: Pap N76-ENAS-74
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 23 1976 12:00AM