- Apr 8, 2016
This the defacto way in which garbage is disposed by nuclear submarines all over the world .In cold war, US used to recover these garbage from Soviet subs. We need to think any other solution.
Incinerator is not used because it will over load the onboard scrubbers , the scrubbers are purpose built to deal with carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide only . Other gases in large quantities will destroy the membranes.
Indian scrubbers onboard indian nuclear submarines.