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Tertiary Treatment Recycling Waste Water

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Ceramic membrane filters are an innovative technology designed to enhance the metal removal performance of the Navy’s Oily Water Treatment Systems (OWTS).  The technology is robust and fouls less often than conventional filtering systems.  It can also withstand exposure to very harsh chemical and thermal conditions.





Successful Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Programs Implemented in the Navy

The "Successful Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Programs Implemented in the Navy" guidance assists stormwater managers in the identification of numerous methods to select from to manage MS4 permits for their particular installation.

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Alternative Metal Hot Cutting Operations for Opacity

A technology that can break Navy vessels at a comparable quality to that of oxy-fuel torch cutting with minimal emissions was demonstrated. The goal was to validate a hot metal cutting technology for the Navy to continue its shipbreaking program and maintain mission readiness without delay or incurring Notices of Violation for opacity.

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Cleaning Solvents for the 21st Century

A methodology was developed to facilitate information transfer/exchange and furnish guidance on executing solvent substitution efforts. In 2002 the DoD formed a Joint Service Solvent Substitution Working Group (JS3WG) comprised from Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration personnel. The JS3 WG identified cleaning processes impacted by regulations targeting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) containing solvents and cleaners.

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Bilge and Oily Wastewater Treatment System (BOWTS)

The Bilge and Oily Wastewater Treatment System (BOWTS) is an integrated system of off-the-shelf components providing state of the art and highly effective removal capabilities for pollutants in bilge water.

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Methodology for Identifying & Quantifying Metal Pollutant Sources in Stormwater Runoff

The new approach addresses Navy installations’ struggle with meeting their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements for metals in stormwater due to low benchmark values in runoff from industrial areas.

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Tertiary Treatment Recycling of Wastewater

An Innovative on-site tertiary treatment and recycling of wastewater for tidal wetland-based wastewater treatment system that produces recyclable non-potable water from black water, including gray water. The treated water can be used for sub-terrain irrigation, toilet flushing, industrial wash water, and groundwater recharge.

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Super Containerized Living Units (CLU)

The SuperCLU program goals are to improve the energy efficiency of current containerized living units (CLUs) by demonstrating energy reducing technologies to the existing CLU design and developing a highly energy efficient CLU, called a SuperCLU. The optimal design of existing CLUs can be achieved by incorporating high energy efficient HVAC systems, high R-value insulation, reflective insulated exterior coatings, and well balanced interior air distribution.

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Acid Waste Treatment Technology

Acid Waste Treatment Technology system is designed to integrate with existing pier side flushing equipment and enables the acid flushing solution to be reused multiple times before treating the effluent to meet discharge limits.

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Low Impact Technologies to Reduce Storm Water Runoff

Developed and tested an innovative filter-adsorption media bed system that reduces the concentration of metals, hydrocarbons, suspended solids, and other pollutants in storm water runoff.

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Low VOC Barrier Coatings

NAVFAC EXWC has successfully demonstrated and validated a suitable very low VOC alternative coating system for ASTs. The new system consists of the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program developed low vapor barrier coating (LVBC) for use as a "direct-to-weathered paint" barrier coat, followed by a Zero-VOC Topcoat (ZVT).

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NAVFAC Oil Spill Program

NAVFAC EXWC, acting as NAVFACs agent, provides comprehensive procurement service for Navy mission funded (non- NWCF) activities requiring on-water oil spill response equipment. This program supports naval activities both stateside and overseas with equpment such as: harbor iii skirnmers, boom platform and utility boats,ol containment boom, and other associated response equipment.

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NBVC Biodiesel Production Plant

Identification of Biodiesel reactants and concentrations that yield the optimal conversion of vegetable oil in the shortest time possible, including an evaluation of a variety of feedstocks.

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Pipeline Advanced Leak-Location System (PALS)

Accurately locating leaks in buried bulk and hydrant fuel pipelines is a time-consuming and expensive problem. The Pipeline Advanced Leak-Location System (PALS) is a portable, computer-controlled system that allows small leaks in pipelines to be accurately located and then be uncovered at the
leak site and repaired.

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Portable Rapid Test (PRT) Leak Detection System

To provide the DoD with a highly accurate and cost effective leak detection system for the 20K-100K gallon underground storage tanks, NAVFAC EXWC has developed the Portable Rapid Test (PRT) leak detection system allowing for a single unit to test an entire fuel farm.

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NoFoam System for Aircraft Hangars

NoFoam technology development for required periodic aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) nozzle discharge checks within aircraft hangars without generating AFFF waste that requires special handling and disposal.

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NoFoam System for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Vehicles

NoFoam technology adoption required periodic aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) nozzle discharge checks on Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicles without generating AFFF waste that requires special handling and disposal.

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Developed Technology Guidence Reports Pages Published Date Size (KB)


Providing information on how Navy installations can add food recovery to their existing waste diversion programs. This document describes the ways in which a typical installation would approach food waste separation and recovery efforts. Navy installations need to increase reuse and recycle of non-hazardous solid waste (SW) to meet diversion goals specified in the Department of Defense (DoD) Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) and in Executive Order (EO) 13514. NESDI Ref #478.

For the Summer 2014 Currents Magazine article about this guidence document and study, click here.

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The following videos are related to Tech Integration services offered by NAVFAC EXWC.

Technology Demonstration Videos

Tidal Wetland System
Tertiary Treatment Recycling Waste Water (TTRWW)

A Wetland Cell technology containing aggregate, specifically engineered to promote beneficial growth of microorganisms and plants working together to produce high quality reclaimed water for use in sub-surface irrigation.

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Identifying and Quantifying Metal Pollution in Storm Water

To improve current stormwater management processes, a methodology using new analytical models were developed using Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies. Key information such as industrial operations, building materials, parking lots, roadways, outside storage areas, etc. are accounted for in order to calculate broad range estimates of potential metal concentrations, identify potential material sources, and predict which drainage basins need the most attention.

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Storm Water Dual Media Filtration System
Low Impact Technologies to Reduce Pollution from Storm Water Runoff

Innovative filter-absorption media bed system for reducing the concentration of metals, hydrocarbons, suspended solids and other pollutants in storm water runoff.

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Real-Time Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Technologies

The real-time drinking water quality monitoring technology is an early warning system (EWS) to enhance water supply security and distribution operations.  EWS is designed to detect a wide range of contaminants, including organics, inorganics, biological compounds and biotoxins, while capable of integrating monitors, institutional arrangements, analysis tools, and response mechanisms. 

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Alternative Tank Target Technology (ALFGT)


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