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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for ASME Meeting, July 12-15, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Three Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • White, J A
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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