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Title: Central Vehicle Wash Facilities (CVWF) Solid Residuals Management
Authors: Scholze, R. J. (Richard J.)
Estes, Trudy J.
Preston, Kurt T.
Shanley, Richard.
Keywords: Vehicles, Military -- Cleaning -- United States --Testing
Sediment control --Testing
Car washes
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.);no. 96/59
Abstract: Most Army troop installations have one or more Central Vehicle Wash Facilities (CVWFs) for tactical vehicles. Since large amounts of water are needed to wash these vehicles, the facilities include treatment structures for recycling the washwater, i.e., to remove mud, debris, and oils from the washwater. This mud and debris accumulates in the treatment structures, primarily in sedimentation basins, and is periodically removed for disposal. The sediment removed from CVWFs often contains a large percentage of water, making it difficult to handle and remove from the basins using equipment readily available. Managing CVWF sediment has become a problem to Army maintenance personnel. In this study, researchers reviewed relevant scientific and engineering literature associated with the testing, handling, treatment, and disposal of solid residues similar to CVWF residuals, and analyzed practices at CVWF sites to suggest improvements to CVWF residual management procedures. The study identified best available technologies and specific improved practices to improve in-basin dewatering procedures, and to take a more systematic approach to testing, treatment, and disposal requirements of CVWF residuals.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: USACERL Technical Report 96/59
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 98 pages / 72.48Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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