Accession Number : ADA323614

Title :   Evaluating the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Pharmacy Among Air Force MAJCOMS Using Waste Reductions and Activity Indicators.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Iseman, W. E.

PDF Url : ADA323614

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : The Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Pharmacy has been designed as an environmentally friendly vehicle to handle, store, dispense, track, recycle, and dispose of hazardous materials in the Air Force. This thesis effort proposed a method in which valuable feedback for the pharmacy can be obtained. Because it is still in the early stages of implementation, there has been little feedback on the pharmacy. An activity index that uses a variable most closely associated with the generation of hazardous waste in a MAJCOM is proposed. Using an aircraft maintenance related variable, like maximum take-off weight, the fluctuations in mission over time can explain a portion of the reductions over the same time. The additional reductions can then be attributed to pollution prevention efforts, including the HazMat pharmacy. By comparing the remaining reductions in pharmacy commands to non-pharmacy commands, the difference can be explained by the pharmacy. A notional analysis using this technique was conducted and the initial indications of pharmacy performance are encouraging.

Descriptors :   *WASTE MANAGEMENT, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *POLLUTION ABATEMENT, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, TRACKING, INVENTORY CONTROL, WASTE DISPOSAL, ACCOUNTABILITY, PHARMACIES, WASTE COLLECTION.

Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE