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Title: Waste water handling proof of concepts at McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Authors: Melendy, Terry D.
Haehnel, Robert B.
Colby, Kent.
Keywords: Antarctica
McMurdo Station (Antarctica)
Pegasus Runway
Waste incineration
Waste management
Waste transport
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CRREL ; TR-14-17
Abstract: Raytheon Polar Services Company implemented two proof-of-concept waste handling methods for testing during the austral summers spanning 2010 to 2013 at Pegasus Airfield, McMurdo, Antarctica. These methods included a portable waste transfer tank and a waste incineration method. Testing and modification of these methods took place from 2010 to 2013 to determine the feasibility of long-term use of each method. Data for the actual waste water production at the runway was limited before the start of these projects and was es-timated to determine proper sizing of the two methods used. During proof-of-concept testing of these methods, a more accurate determination of the waste water production was obtained as well. This is invaluable data for developing a long-term solution to handle the wastewater produced at the airfield. Both of these methods proved to be viable options dependent on the amount and type of logistical support available.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CRREL TR-14-17
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited.
Size: 47 pages/1.584 Mb
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