Accession Number : AD0699337

Title :   COLD REGIONS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING MONOGRAPH 3, SECTION A2d: UTILITIES ON PERMANENT SNOWFIELDS,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Mellor,Malcolm

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The topics covered in the monograph include water supply, waste disposal, heating, ventilating and fire protection at installations built on polar ice sheets. The section on water supply discusses energy requirements, consumption rates, water quality and treatment, techniques and equipment for melting snow and ice, and water distribution systems. A number of actual water supply systems are described in detail. The section on waste disposal deals with sewage and sewage sinks, latrines, garbage, trash and scrap and radioactive waste. Examples of sanitation systems at polar bases are described in some detail. The section on heating discusses heating load, heat losses and insulation, energy sources, and heating systems. The ventilation section covers air demands, intakes and exhausts, ventilation of undersnow tunnels, and carbon monoxide problems. The report concludes with some notes on fire protection. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SNOW, CONSTRUCTION), (*CONSTRUCTION, POLAR REGIONS), UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, WATER SUPPLIES, SEWAGE, DISPOSAL, WASTES(SANITARY ENGINEERING), VENTILATION, HEATING, CARBON MONOXIDE, DESIGN, FIRE SAFETY, THERMAL INSULATION

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE