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Title: Use of enzymatic cleaners on US Navy ships. Research report

Abstract

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, conducted a study to determine the feasibility of using enzymatic and bacterial products in cleaning applications aboard U.S. Navy ships. A review of the most recent technical literature and a survey of potential suppliers were conducted. In addition, shipboard systems, subsystems and housekeeping processes were evaluated to identify suitable applications for enzymatic and bacterial cleaners. The study identified numerous commercial products that, based on manufacturers` claims, would be effective and safe for use aboard ship to clean walls, floors, galley work surfaces, engine and machine parts, drains, pipes, grease traps, collection, holding and transfer (CHT) tanks, ballast tanks and bilge areas. However, the study also revealed the absence of standardized test protocols essential for validation of manufacturers` claims, and recommended the cooperative development of such protocols by representatives from the commercial sector, Government and academia. The need to obtain meaningful cost information based on actual use scenarios and to investigate any permitting issues associated with the discharge of related wastes to pierside facilities was also identified.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Bethesda, MD (United States). Carderock Div.
OSTI Identifier:
445743
Report Number(s):
AD-A-317420/8/XAB; NSWCCRD-TR-63-CR-96/09
TRN: 70490002
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS; MATERIAL SUBSTITUTION; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT

Citation Formats

Venkatachalam, R.S.. Use of enzymatic cleaners on US Navy ships. Research report. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Venkatachalam, R.S.. Use of enzymatic cleaners on US Navy ships. Research report. United States.
Venkatachalam, R.S.. Fri . "Use of enzymatic cleaners on US Navy ships. Research report". United States.
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