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POLLUTION PREVENTION OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT - UNITED STATES NAVAL BASE NORFOLK NAVAL AIR STATION
Bowman, D., J. DeWaters, J. Smith, S. Snow, AND R. Thomas. POLLUTION PREVENTION OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT - UNITED STATES NAVAL BASE NORFOLK NAVAL AIR STATION. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-95/135 (NTIS 95-264040), 1995.
This report summarizes work conducted at the U.S. Navy's Naval Base Norfolk, Naval Air Station (NAS) located at Sewells Point in Norfolk, Virginia, under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waste Reduction Evaluations at Federal Sites (WREAFS) Program. This project was funded by the EPA and conducted in cooperation with U. S. Navy officials. The purposes of the WREAFS Program are to identify new technologies and techniques for reducing wastes from process operations and other activities at Federal sites, and to enhance the implementation of pollution prevention/waste minimization through technology transfer. New techniques and technologies for reducing waste generation are identified through waste minimization opportunity assessments and may be evaluated further through joint research, development, and demonstration projects. Additional support for this Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessment (PPOA) was provided by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), which is a cooperative effort between the DOD, DOE, and EPA to develop environmental solutions to enhance mission readiness. Under the Chesapeake Bay Agreement, Naval Base Norfolk is a member of the Tidewater Interagency Pollution Prevention Program (TIPPP). At Norfolk, the Navy and the EPA have evaluated techniques and technologies to reduce waste generation from cooling tower operations. A PPOA was conducted at the Norfolk Naval Air Station in June 1994 which identified areas for waste reduction during operation and maintenance of the NAS cooling towers. The study followed procedures outlined in the EPA's Facility Pollution Prevention Guide. Opportunities were identified for reducing the generation of waste from cooling tower water treatment operations. Changes in operational and treatment processes and procedures have been evaluated for their potential to achieye pollution prevention objectives. The options have been studied for technical and economic feasibility, and are summarized in this report.This report was submitted in fulfillment of Contract Number 68-D2-0181 by TRC Environmental Corporation, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This report covers the period from June 20, to September 30, 1994. Work was completed as of September 30, 1994. This report was edited and completed by Lockheed Environmental Systems & Technologies Company under Contract Number 68-C4-0020.