Accession Number : ADA290039

Title :   System Requirements Report for Abyssal Plains Waste Isolation Project,

Corporate Author : OCEANEERING TECHNOLOGIES INC UPPER MARLBORO MD

Personal Author(s) : Marcy, April L. ; Richards, William R. ; Hightower, J. M.

PDF Url : ADA290039

Report Date : 26 SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The Department of Defense's Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been tasked by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) to study environmental viability of the storage of dredged materials, sewage sludge, and municipal incinerator fly ash in the abyssal plains of the ocean floor. Abyssal Plains Waste Isolation (APWI) is the term given by this project to the storage of waste in the abyssal plains. Oceaneering Technologies (OTECH) has been tasked by the NRL to assess waste handling technologies regarding engineering feasibility and reliability. The first step in assessing waste handling technologies as to engineering feasibility and reliability is to identify top level or system level requirements that will have to be met by any APWI technology considered. Sources of APWI system level requirements are environmental regulations, physical and chemical characteristics of the waste streams (dredged materials, sewage sludge, and municipal incinerator fly ash), weather/site conditions, and standard references for ocean going vessels. A literature search of each of these sources was performed. The information extracted from these various sources was placed into the categories of handling, transportation, and emplacement. System level requirements were then derived from the information contained in the sources mentioned above. -BKA

Descriptors :   *FLY ASH, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *ABYSSAL ZONES, *OCEAN WASTE DISPOSAL, METHODOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, SURVIVABILITY, WASTE WATER, LOADING(HANDLING), CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, ISOLATION, COST ESTIMATES, BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION, BASE LINES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, VIABILITY, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, VOLATILITY, NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, FLOW CHARTING, WASTE MANAGEMENT, STORAGE TANKS, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, INCINERATORS, REGULATIONS, DREDGED MATERIALS, SLUDGE, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, SEWAGE, MATERIALS HANDLING.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE