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Shipyard processes and pollutant sources

The shipbuilding and repair industry processes include surface preparation, painting and coating, metal plating and surface finishing, solvent cleaning and degreas- ing, machining and metal working, welding, vessel cleaning, and fiberglass operations. They consume various types of products and produce solid, liquid, and gaseous pollutants. Many different production processes employed in shipbuilding and repair require a vast amount of material inputs and generate huge amounts of waste and considerable emissions. Raw material inputs to the shipbuilding and repair industry are primarily steel and other metals, paints and solvents, blasting abrasives, and machine and cutting oils. In addition, a variety of chemicals are used for surface preparation and finishing such as solvent degreasers, acid and alkaline cleaners, and plating solutions containing heavy metal and cyanide ions. Pollutants and wastes generated include volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulates matter (PM), waste...

Best Management practice BMP study in a Turkish shipyard

Best Management Practices are needed to reduce and prevent contamination of the aquatic environment and to improve air quality. Some BMP examples in shipbuilding industry are the treatment of paint washing water containing toxic metallic components cleaning of drydock and vessel before floated usage of alternative raw material such as tin-free, TBT-free, or low-VOC paint and filtration of volatile organic pollutants of main processes such as blasting, welding, and painting. A Best Management Practice (BMP) on a selected shipyard in Tuzla region was carried out as part of a postgraduate thesis (Celebi, 2008). Several meetings with the shipyard management were held. First the current situation in European shipyards was presented to the management in order to convince them of the benefits of BMP. After persuading, the management's first step was to examine the general situation of the shipyard. The project was completed successfully with the support of the management.

Air Flotation Systems

Air Floatation And Precipitation

Air flotation is one of the oldest methods for the removal of solids, oil & grease and fibrous materials from wastewater. Suspended solids and oil & grease removals as high as 99 + can be attained with these processes. Air flotation is simply the production of microscopic air bubbles, which enhance the natural tendency of some materials to float by carrying wastewater contaminants to the surface of the tank for removal by mechanical skimming. Many commercially available units are packaged rectangular steel tank flotation systems shipped completely assembled and ready for simple piping and wiring on site. Models typically range from 10 to over 1000 square feet of effective flotation area for raw wastewater flows to over 1000 gallons per minute. Complete systems often include chemical treatment processes. A dissolved air flotation (DAF) system can produce clean water in wash operations where reduction of oil and grease down to 2 mg 1 is achievable in certain applications. In addition to...

The Mesopotamians Southwest Asia 3700 bce to 1600 bce

Militarization and imperial endeavors also played a major role in the destruction of Mesopotamia's primary forests. The progressive deforestation of the region was closely correlated with the steadily growing capacity of Mesopotamian states to consume timber both for construction and for military purposes, in particular for naval shipbuilding.66 Massive quantities of wood were also required for commercial shipbuilding, bronze and pottery manufacturing, and building construction, including palaces and administrative offices.67 Thus, environmental sociologist Sing Chew argues that the crisis in agricultural productivity has to be understood within a wider context of the political-economic and ecological relations of Mesopotamia. The stratified centers of Mesopotamia pursued intensive socioeconomic activities to produce a surplus for domestic consumption as well as for export (in the form of grains and woolen textiles) to the Persian Gulf and beyond. The scale and intensity of economic...

Welding and cutting process and wastes

The primary raw material for ship construction is steel plates. All types of metal arriving at the shipyard are in standard size and length plates, shapes, and sections that may need customized sizing based on different requirements. Therefore, before welding, fabrication, and ship construction or repair, the material must be cut to required sizes, shapes, and lengths. Metal cutting in the shipyard is performed by either mechanical or thermal hot metal cutting operations (Kura et al., 1998). Various types of welding processes are used to join the different types of metals used in the construction of ships. Fusion welding, in particular, is performed at almost all locations in the shipyard. An important factor in welding processes is shielding. In most welding processes, this shielding is accomplished by addition of a flux, a gas, or a combination of the two.

Environmental and Economic Issues from Changing a Major Fuel Type as Energy Resource in an Industrial City in Korea

Ulsan is the largest industrial city of Korea with a population of more than 1.1 million people and national-scale industrial complexes (ICs) including non-ferrous metallic IC, petrochemical IC, automobile and shipbuilding IC. Main sources of air pollutants in major metropolitan cities are traffic emissions (Mamane et al., 2008). However, they are quite different from the main sources from industrial cities. According to the recent study of air pollution source apportionment (Koo and Kim, 2007), 77 , 66 , 87 , and 58 of the total sulfur oxides (SO*), nitrogen oxides (NO*), PM10, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), respectively, are from point sources such as power plants and manufacturing plants in Ulsan. In Seoul, the capital city of Korea, with a population of 12 million people, however, 72 and 63 of the total emissions of SO* and VOCs are from area sources. Mobile sources are responsible for 16 , 83 , 93 , and 35 of the total emissions of SO*, NO*, PM10, and VOCs in Seoul,...

Paul Costa and Bellete W Yohannes Bureau of Sanitation City of Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles owns and operates four treatment plants with a combined treatment capacity of over 460 million gallons per day. Discharging into this treatment system are over 9,000 industrial users. Flow into this system not only includes the City of Los Angeles, but an additional 29 contract agencies including eight cities. Universal City, and the Long Beach Naval Shipyard.

The Planet As Sacrifice Zone

The Bikini Atoll hydrogen bomb explosion, the largest ever, produced a mushroom cloud that rose 15 miles into the stratosphere. The fallout exposed some 229 Marshallese Islanders on Rongelap Atoll, including some US servicemen, and a crew of 23 workers on the nearby Japanese fishing boat Lucky Dragon, many of whom developed severe radiation sickness and died associated premature deaths. The Rongelapese were not evacuated from the islands until two days after the hydrogen bomb test. Using declassified government archival films and contemporary interviews, the Australia-based investigative journalist and cinematographer Dennis O'Rourke produced a film documentary titled Half Life (1986), presenting the restrained but chilling picture of a cynical radiation experiment on human populations sponsored by the military-industrial complex and condoned by Washington. Dennis O'Rourke, Half-Life A Parable for the Nuclear Age, Video-recording Film (Los Angeles, CA Direct Cinema 86 mins ,...

The Oceanic Realm Bering

The elders were from small-dot places like Kwigillingok, Quin-hagak, Mekoryuk, Toksook Bay, and Kipnuk, and they talked together about changes they had seen. Most had long histories of hunting and fishing in the Bering Sea, going back to the time of kayaks and harpoons and knowing how to navigate by reading the ocean currents. They had been told how things were by their own elders.

Implications for international shipping

In 1993, Moscow commissioned a special research study with Norway and Japan to carefully explore the viability of using the Northern Sea Route, but its findings, published 6 years later, were very disappointing. Although the route had obvious advantages, ran the report of the International Northern Sea Route Programme, they were heavily outweighed by the sheer cost of building and operating ice-strengthened vessels, which would have to be used even if a Russian icebreaker travelled in front. Assuming these icebreakers would be available, the ships would have to be particularly small in order to get through the shallow straits in the New Siberian Islands and to keep strictly within the path cut by the Russian icebreakers. Such small ships would only be capable of carrying relatively small cargoes and were therefore far less commercially viable than their much bigger counterparts that made their way through the Suez Canal. The report also argued that, in...

Future RD Efforts

R&D efforts are aimed at overcoming technical barriers related to wave and tidal technologies and to salinity gradient. The main focus is on wave behaviour and hydrodynamics of wave absorption structure and hull design methods mooring power take-off systems and deployment methods. Typical research on tidal stream current systems can be divided into basic research that focuses on areas such as water stream flow pattern and cavitations and into applied science, which would examine supporting structure design, turbines, foundations and deployment methods.

Solvent cleaning and degreasing process and wastes

Shipyards use solvents in a variety of cleaning and degreasing operations including parts cleaning, process equipment cleaning, and surface preparation for coating applications. Some of the major solvents used are petroleum distillates, oxygenated solvents, and halogenated solvents. Most common cleaning and degreasing operations include cold cleaning and vapor degreasing (Kura et al., 1998).

Factors Affecting Feasibility of Increased Nuclear Generation

The designs are also intended to be easier to build and less susceptible to construction delay through the use of modular construction techniques. Here, the approach is to construct many of the piping systems, platforms, and structures that make up the reactor systems in a factory remote from the construction site. Construction at the site is then limited to installing these systems and interconnecting them. Modular construction methods have long been in use in the shipbuilding industry and found to minimize schedule risk and improve quality, since much of the work is done in a factory environment not subject to the vagaries of weather. Using modular construction also enables the subassemblies to be fabricated anywhere in the world, making more facilities available. Such an approach is widely used in the aircraft industry for the construction of airliners such as the Boeing 757 and later aircraft.

Evaluating Ecosystem Services Provided By Oyster Reefs

Second, improvements in water quality in general are valued by the general public who use estuarine habitats for activities such as swimming, boating, and sportsfishing. For instance, Bockstael et al. (1988, 1989) surveyed residents in the Baltimore-Washington area in 1984 and determined that their annual aggregate willingness to pay in increased taxes for moderate (i.e., 20 ) improvements in water quality (i.e., decreased nitrogen and phosphorous loading and increased sportsfish-ing catches) was over 100 million. The National Research Council (2004) used the consumer price index to adjust estimates reported in the preceding studies to 2002 price levels and reported that a 20 improvement in water quality along the western shore of Maryland relative to conditions in 1980 is worth 188 million for shore beach users, 26 million for recreational boaters, and 8 million for striped bass sportsfishermen. Although there are several potential sources of error in these estimates, they may be...

Challenges And Conclusions

Given that the value of augmented commercial fish landings surpasses oyster harvest values, the entire suite of ecosystem services that are sustained by intact reefs probably greatly exceeds the value currently derived from oyster harvests. Oyster restoration efforts at larger scales that enhance water quality potentially result in even larger benefits such as increased recreational use, heightened willingness to consume seafood, and reduced need for construction of wastewater purification systems. Water quality improvements from oyster restoration efforts and their economic values are more difficult to quantify however, current estimates of the willingness of boaters, beach users, and recreational fishermen from the Chesapeake Bay to pay for local improvements in the Bay's water quality suggest that oyster restoration efforts capable of achieving significant gains in water quality will result in economic returns derived from these changes that far exceed the value of current oyster...

Landscape diversity and productivity

A loose global network of free market economies is the backdrop against which much of today's science is being done. Utility of system components is therefore usually a strong motivation for conservation. In the case of biodiversity, landscapes which offer a stable mosaic of opportunity for human exploitation are considered desirable and worthy of conservation, in the Mediterranean basin, humans have for hundreds of years derived sustained benefit from functional attributes of ecosystems, and have been responsible for the maintenance of biodiversity for this reason. Blondel and Aronson (1995) refer to the long tradition of mixed agricultural production where rural communities historically combined cultivation with animal husbandry and the harvesting of products from natural forests in what the ancient Romans called the ager-saltus-siha (field-pasture-forest) system. These integrated systems relied on the diversity of terrains and climates which could support them. Such stable systems...

Chlorinated solvents

39.2.3 Waste management in shipyards Waste management practices differ for developed and developing nations, for urban and rural areas, and for residential and industrial producers. Management for non-hazardous residential and institutional waste in metropolitan areas is usually the responsibility of local government authorities, while management for non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste is usually the responsibility of the generator. The methods for shipyard waste management are described below.

The pulse

The Arctic pack ice extended so far south that Eskimo fishing boats landed on the northern coast of Scotland. They didn't meet much opposition, because the hungry Highlanders had abandoned their crofts after grain harvests had failed for seven straight years, and had gone raiding for food in the lowlands to the south. In the 1690s temperatures in Scotland were more than 3 F below normal snow lay on the ground long into the summer. Those who stayed behind were reduced to eating nettles and making bread from tree bark. The political repercussions of this Scottish turmoil are still with us today. The king became so worried by fears of insurrection that he shipped off angry clansmen and their starving families to set up Presbyterian colonies in Catholic Northern Ireland. And eventually, after widespread famine in the 1690s brought despair about the future for the Scots as a nation, the clan chiefs forged a union with England. fell by up to 3-6 F in northern Europe, and the Eskimos reached...


The location of the ITCZ can have dramatic effects on rainfall in equatorial locations, resulting in wet and dry seasons in the tropics, rather than the cold and warm seasons characteristic of higher latitudes. Regions in the ITCZ receive precipitation more than 200 days per year. Within the ITCZ surface winds are slight, unlike the zones north and south of the equator where the tradewinds blow. For this reason, sailors named this belt of calm the doldrums due to the stagnation they found their sailing ships in after days of no wind, high heat, and humidity.

Why study glaciers

Some are personal, some academic, and some socially significant. To me, the personal reasons are among the most important glaciers occur in spectacular areas, often remote, that have not been scarred by human activities. Through glaciology, I have had the opportunity to live in these areas to drift silently in a kayak on an ice-dammed lake in front of our camp as sunset gradually merges with sunrise on an August evening to marvel at the northern lights while out on a short ski tour before bedtime on a December night and to reflect on the meaning of life and of our place in nature. Maybe some of you will share these needs, and will choose to study glaciers for this reason. I have found that many glaciologists do share them, and this leads to a comradeship which is rewarding in itself.

Trade Winds

Winds, or easterlies, carried air from east to west at low latitudes and are less regular over land areas than they are over the oceans. The trade winds meet at the Intertropical Convergence Zone. The doldrums (downward branch of the Hadley Cell, named for George Hadley, whose 1735 paper linked rising air and the Earth's rotation in causing the trade winds) are the calm winds at the Intertropical Convergence Zone in the area between latitude 5 degrees N and latitude 5 degrees S, where a sailing ship might not move because of the calm winds. In satellite imaging, the Intertropical Convergence Zone appears as a band of clouds. The strength and position of the Intertropical Convergence Zone influences tropical and global weather patterns.


Various governments are encouraging this trend. The European Commission, for example, wants to help 'maintain the competitive lead of European shipyards in developing technology required for Arctic conditions', and thinks that that 'the potential to provide specially designed, environment-friendly ships, including icebreakers, is an important asset for the future'. It also wants to 'improve maritime surveillance capabilities in the far north' and is working closely with the European Space Agency to build a polar-orbiting satellite system that can pick up signals from anywhere in the world. 'If successful', the Commission claims, then 'this would allow a better knowledge of ship traffic and mean that emergencies could be responded to more quickly. The Galileo satellite navigation system will also play an


Water resource users, people such as fishermen, boaters, and swimmers, who use water in its natural settings lakes, streams, rivers, and estuaries. This category might even be assumed to encompass the fish, waterfowl, and other living things that depend on clean water to live, reproduce, and thrive. These users can be directly affected by the return flow of wastewater from water supply users.

Previous situation

A visit was paid to the shipyard in order to see the general situation of the shipyard before the application of BMP. Safety issues, threats to workers' health and environmental risks were obtained. Scrap metal sheets and used paint boxes were lying around the production area (see Fig. 39.4) the used grid blasting abrasives were not removed from the area. Also welding workers were not using necessary protective equipment during their work. When production processes such as painting and blasting, which are main cause of waste and pollutants, were observed, it was seen that there was no waste management policy of the shipyard. As a first step for waste management, a waste material billboard (see Fig. 39.5) was located in the shipyard where workers could easily see. production processes going on mutually, it is a difficult task to make workers change their habits as to waste management. However, it is good to see in the shipyard that the workers know what to do...

University of Miami

The teaching research facilities include chemical laboratory instrumentation, a laboratory onboard a cruise ship for collecting marine and atmospheric data, a 90-ft. research catamaran, and a simulation wind and wave tank for observation of specific air sea interactions. RSMAS's library holds an extensive marine science collection.

Eliminating waste

The most straightforward and economical way to deal with waste would appear to be elimination. For example, any producers who can sell their product whole will not have a waste problem and, in some cases, can achieve the highest price for the product. Restaurants and markets in Asia often sell seafood live. But while this is relatively straightforward for crab and lobster, it becomes more difficult for suppliers of live fish. Fishing boats will need holding tanks, the fishermen must be taught how to handle the catch without harming it, and facilities and transport on land will need to be altered to accommodate live catch. Those who can enter this market most easily are aquaculturists who raise relatively small fish such as tilapia or flounder, since they start out with the facilities to maintain the fish alive, have collecting systems that cause minimum trauma to the animals, and offer species that are recognized and valued by Asian markets.

Industrial Changes

In the nineteenth century there was a flourishing trade in ice between the USA and India. In the winter, blocks of ice were cut from the frozen lakes in New England, packed in wood shavings and taken by sailing ship to Calcutta. Surprisingly enough, sufficient ice survived the journey to be available to make ice cream during the hot summer. This useful commercial activity was killed stone dead as soon as refrigerators were invented. Another example is provided by indigo, a dye that was highly prized from ancient times. In India, two million acres Another type of difficulty arises when the Government or the industry itself insists, for good reasons, on new safety precautions. These inevitably increase the price of the product and may make it uncompet-itive compared with similar industries in other countries, which are not subject to the same regulations. This situation may be worsened if the workers in the other countries are willing to work for longer hours for lower wages. It is then...

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.

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