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Title: Considerations for net-zero waste installations : treatment of municipal solid waste
Authors: Cosper, Stephen D.
Keywords: Net zero waste
Municipal solid waste (MSW)
Sustainable practices
Net zero installations (NZI)
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Today’s Army faces significant threats to our energy and water supply requirements both home and abroad. Addressing energy/water security and sustainability is essential to mission accomplishment. The Army’s goal is to manage “net zero installations” (NZI), i.e., installations that operate not only on a net zero energy basis, but net zero water and waste as well. A net zero waste installation reduces, reuses, and recovers waste streams, converting them to resource values with zero landfill over the course of a year. This work outlines a plan for U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) researchers to support the Army NZI vision by developing an NZI-Optimization tool that includes energy and water tracking and optimization features. This preliminary stage of work was undertaken to characterize Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), and describe the processes and technologies that may be integrated to support a Net-Zero Water (NZW) installation.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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