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Research and development of a new method of waste disposal for isolated sites in the Arctic. I. Fundamentals of human waste incineration.

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Source
Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory. Alaskan Air Command. Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Technical report TR-61-9. 112 p.
Publication Type
Report
Date
May 1961
. 2. The Zimmerman process, which involves large scale and unneces- sarily complicated equipment. 3. Biological Treatment. 4. Chemical Treatment. 5. Dumping and Burial. 6. Incineration. Systems 3 through 6 are the most feasible for use in the majority of military installations. As the
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Author
Miholits, Ernest M.
Author Affiliation
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Source
Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory. Alaskan Air Command. Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Technical report TR-61-9. 112 p.
Date
May 1961
Language
English
Publication Type
Report
File Size
8993607
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Humans
Waste disposal
Incineration
Burial
Chemical treatment
Biological treatment
Induction heating
Zimmerman process
Abstract
INTRODUCTION The disposal of excreta and other wastes at isolated sites in the arctic presents a problem which has not yet been solved satisfactorily. The use of latrines or pit privies is satisfactory as a temporary measure for small units for short periods of time, but for permanent or semi-permanent sites, and for larger numbers of men, an improved type of disposal is desirable. Due to the difficulty in obtaining water in adequate quantities, particularly during the winter months at sites located at high altitudes, and the problems associated with water and waste water disposal, water carriage has not proven satisfactory for use in these areas. It was the purpose of this study to devise a system for the complete destruction and disposal of human wastes in the arctic through the use of a system in keeping with the high degree of scientific equipment found at arctic Air-Force bases.
Notes
UAA - ALASKA RC955.U9 no.61-9
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