Accession Number : AD0250615

Title :   REFUSE DISPOSAL AT BAY AREA NAVAL STATIONS

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : NEHLSEN, W.R.

Report Date : 18 DEC 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : DEVELOPMENT OF SMOG PRODUCING CONDITIONS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA HAS LED TO REGULATIONS THAT HAVE CAUSED INCREASED EXPENSES FOR REFUSE DISPOSAL AT SEVERAL BAY AREA STATIONS. THE EXISTING METHODS OF DISPOSAL AT THE VARIOUS STATIONS WERE SURVEYED. A REFUSE CHARRING SCHEME, A REFUSE COMPACTION SYSTEM, AND MEANS OF CONVERTING EXISTING MILL BURNER INCINERATORS INTO MORE EFFICIENT TYPES WERE ALSO STUDIED. NO BAY AREA STATION IS CURRENTLY VIOLATING ANY SMOG PREVENTION REGULATIONS BY ITS REFUSE DISPOSAL METHODS. RESULTS OF THE SURVEY SHOW THAT INTEGRATION OF THE REFUSE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS AT TWO OR MORE OF THE STATIONS DOES NOT APPEAR PRACTICAL, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE POSSIBLE USE OF A SINGLE INCINERATOR BY THE OAKLAND NAVAL SUPPLY CENTER, THE TREASURE ISLAND NAVAL STATION, AND SAN FRANCISCO NAVAL SHIPYARD. NEITHER THE REFUSE CHARRING OR COMPACTION SYSTEMS ARE CONSIDERED APPLICABLE TO THE BAY AREA PROBLEM AT THIS TIME. NO RADICALLY NEW METHOD OF HANDLING REFUSE HAS BEEN DISCOVERED, AND THE CURRENT PROBLEM AT SEVERAL STATIONS IS SELECTING THE MOST ECONOMICAL MEANS TO FIT THE LOCAL CONDITIONS

Descriptors :   *GARBAGE, *SANITARY ENGINEERING, *SEWAGE, CLIMATE, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, INCINERATORS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE