military base water Articles

  • A Recycling Exemption for Oil/Water Separator Wastes at a Large Military Base in California

    The Health & Safety Code (HSC) in California contains provisions that can exempt a recyclable material from categorization as a hazardous waste if certain strict criteria are met. The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is wary of 'sham' recycling and requires substantial proof of beneficial reuse for a facility to qualify for this exemption under HSC 25143.2. A large military ...


    By Coto Consulting, Inc.

  • Case study – military

    Introduction In 2009, a West Coast Military Air Base contacted CWT to bid on a plane washing wastewater treatment facility. The military needed to upgrade and replace their antiquated dissolved air flotation (DAF) unit to meet more stringent discharge requirements and attain higher contaminant reductions. Being a Federal Base, it was imperative for the military to have the best wastewater ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • An overview of the sustainability of solid waste management at military installations

    Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management at military solutions necessitates a combined approach that includes waste reduction, alternative disposal techniques, and increased recycling. Military installations are unique because they often represent large employers in the region in which they are located, thereby making any practices they employ impact overall waste management strategies ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Efficiency beyond pizza money: The military’s gigantic bite

    Is efficiency worth the bother if you save only $5-$10 per month on your energy bill? Many homeowners think not. One dad told us his family would rather save money by just skipping a pizza order once a month. That sentiment is not unusual.   But it is hard to negate the economic value of efficiency if you spend $20 billion per year on energy, as does ...

  • Environmental pressures and impacts of public sector organisations: the case of the Portuguese military

    Public institutions are beginning to realise that they must shift their management towards sustainability. Thus, public sector, including defence services, environmental performance evaluation is a growing reality. The main objective of this research was to assess the environmental pressures and impacts profile of the Portuguese defence sector. A questionnaire survey was conducted involving all ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of the Environmental Impact of Military Activities During the Yugoslavia Conflict

    1. Executive Summary Assessment Method:The study was carried out over a period of ten days by a team of expert staff from the Regional Environment Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) and other contracted country experts. A framework was prepared by REC headquarters and the REC's country offices in the five selected countries gathered information and data. Additional ...

  • Crossflow Membrane Applications for Glycol-based aqueous solutions

    Introduction This document is a guide for water treatment engineers to better understand crossflow membrane applications for glycol-based aqueous solutions. It includes glycol applications we have sold equipment for, applications we have successfully tested, and applications we have not tested but are expected to be technically feasible. Glycol-based solutions are commonly used by a ...


  • Bioventing systems at Alaska air force base achieve cleanup closures

    The U.S. Air Force and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) collaborated in installing and operating seven full-scale bioventing systems over the last 10 years to address hydrocarbon and VOC contamination at the King Salmon Airport (KSA) in Alaska. Five of the systems achieved cleanup closure within five years of operation, and another is currently under closure review. The ...

  • Innovations in Site Characterization. Case Study: Hanscom Air Force Base, Operable Unit 1 (Sites 1, 2, and 3)

     Executive Summary Field analytical instrumentation and methods were used to support a site characterization study at the Airfield at Hanscom Air Force Base (HAFB) Operable Unit 1. HAFB is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and occupies land in the towns of Bedford, Concord, Lexington, and Lincoln. U.S. Air Force military operations began in 1941 and continued through 1973. With ...

  • Sea water desalination – potable water application case studies

    Challenge Facing challenges of clean water shortages in Tekoradi, Ghana with the burgeoning oil/gas sector in the area offshore, something had to be done to increase clean water supply to supply the growing needs of both the military base at Tekoradi and the surrounding community. Solution Knowing the water demands were increasing, Genesis Water Technologies ...

  • Carlos Perea`83 `Water is life.`

    Incorporated in 1994, MIOX uses mixed-oxidant technology, originally developed in 1982 by Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA), to purify water. At the time, LATA was under contract to the U.S. Army to create a portable unit to disinfect water anywhere in the world without requiring dangerous or difficult-to-obtain chemicals. The first patent for the MIOX technology was issued in 1988, and the ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • A look at some contaminants regulated in drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates just over 90 contaminants in public drinking water systems. They include manmade chemicals as well as naturally occurring contaminants from rocks and soil. A look at some of the contaminants that fall under federal or state regulations: ARSENIC: Enters drinking water through eroding natural deposits in the ground or mining and other ...


    By Associated Press

  • RAMCAP™ Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection For the Water and Wastewater Sector

    New guidance is being developed for conducting risk assessment and management in the water and wastewater sectors. The guidance is based on the Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection, or RAMCAP™, methodology. RAMCAP is a process for evaluating consequences, vulnerability and risks due to terrorism and natural hazards. RAMCAP was developed by the ASME Innovative ...

  • Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection For the Water and Wastewater Sector

     Abstract New guidance is being developed for conducting risk assessment and management in the water and wastewater sectors. The guidance is based on the Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection, or RAMCAP™, methodology. RAMCAP is a process for evaluating consequences, vulnerability and risks due to terrorism and natural hazards. RAMCAP was developed by the ASME ...

  • Towards sustainable sanitation – the HAMBURG WATER Cycle in the settlement Jenfelder Au

    One of the largest urban development projects at present in Hamburg is the conversion of former military barracks into a new residential area for about 630 households, called Jenfelder Au. The urban design concept for this 35 ha area follows a high quality approach to develop a carbon-neutral, attractive neighbourhood for approx. 2,000 inhabitants abundant with green space and urban water. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The quality of drinking water stored in canteens of field soldiers as a potential source of enteric diseases

    Israel Defense Forces (IDF) guidelines for drinking water require the use of water only from sources that have been inspected and authorized by a medical expert. This study aimed to compare canteen water quality of two military units (infantry and armoured corps), to search for sources of possible microbial contamination and to look for any impact on gastrointestinal symptoms. Statistical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Explosive Off-the-Shelf Technology Praised for Dynamite Results at IAAP

    THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION scored only a “C-” at its mid-term report card delivered by the Bozeman, Mont.-based Political Economy Research Center (PERC). The group bills itself as “the Center for Free Market Environmentalism.” Its goal is to seek market solutions to environmental problems. This free market brigade ignored the nation’s largest environmental market — defense cleanup. When this was ...


  • Redefining Security for the 21st Century

    By Lester R. Brown One of our legacies from the last century, which was dominated by two world wars and the cold war, is a sense of security that is defined almost exclusively in military terms. It so dominates Washington thinking that the U.S. foreign affairs budget of $701 billion in 2009 consisted of $661 billion for military purposes and $40 billion for foreign assistance and diplomatic ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Aerospace - Leading Aerospace manufacturing firm - case study

    Application The company designs and builds flight controls for aircraft and launch vehicles. Their product line includes thrust vector and steering controls for space vehicles as well as thruster valves, regulators and integrated manifolds for satellite propulsion. Manufacturing of most of these products requires either military spec plating or anodizing to ensure protection from extreme ...


  • Field-scale reduction of TNT and RDX concentrations in soil

    The Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) is in Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, 35 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. It consists of two separate areas, the North Area and the South Area. The North Area covers about 25,000 acres in Tooele Valley south and west of Tooele.Since 1943, TEAD has had a fourfold mission: store ammunition, demilitarize ammunition, rebuild military equipment, and store military ...


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