Deployable waste-to-energy

From the latest DSIAC (Defense Systems Information Analysis Centre):

In cooperation with the US Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), Army Research Lab (ARL) and US Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), Eco Waste Solutions (EWS),, demonstrated a Deployable Waste-to-Energy Conversion (DWEC) system at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, on January 12, 2017.  The event provided Government and industry personnel a first-hand demonstration of simple and effective destruction of waste as well as the production of hot water.

The DWEC evolved from systems EWS currently produces for military and civilian use and represents a more cost effective and efficient system especially designed or expeditionary waste disposal.  Combined with the optional Heat Energy Recovery System (HERS), the DWEC produces a net energy benefit in the form of potable hot water for showers, kitchens, or laundry. The DWEC is a simple, easy to use, containerized waste management system that can be deployed for use at a forward operating base (FOB) to manage waste on-site without the air pollution and health effects of open-pit burning.  The system requires less fossil fuel, has a lower logistical footprint, and produces a net energy benefit.  The system had undergone previous testing by the Contingency Base Waste-to-Energy Standardized Testing Program of the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) and ARL with the cooperation of the AFCEC.

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