Accession Number : ADA292201

Title :   Economic Viability Report for Abyssal Plains Waste Isolation Project.

Descriptive Note : Contractor rept.,

Corporate Author : OCEANEERING TECHNOLOGIES INC UPPER MARLBORO MD

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

PDF Url : ADA292201

Report Date : 27 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 40

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 (APWl) is the term given by this project to the storage of waste in the abyssal plains. Oceaneering Technologies (OTECH) has been tasked by NRL to assess waste handling technologies regarding engineering feasibility and reliability. This economic viability report estimates both the capital costs and the annual operating costs of technically viable APWl concepts. By estimating these costs, APWl system concepts can be compared to existing isolation methods to examine the overall viability of the APWl approach. In addition, comparisons are made between the APWI system concepts to see if the most economically viable system is evident. BKA

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *WASTE MANAGEMENT, *STORAGE TANKS, *MARINE ENGINEERING, *ABYSSAL ZONES, *OCEAN WASTE DISPOSAL, MANUFACTURING, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, ISOLATION, FLY ASH, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, VIABILITY, DESIGN CRITERIA, INCINERATORS, DREDGED MATERIALS, OCEAN BOTTOM, SLUDGE, FUEL OIL, SHIPYARDS, SEWAGE, WASTES(INDUSTRIAL), MATERIALS HANDLING.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE