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Master of Science


Department of Systems Engineering and Management

First Advisor

James Aldrich, PhD


his study investigated the relationship between aircraft related maintenance activity and the amount of hazardous waste (HW) disposed of by Air Force Materiel Command's (AFMC) Air Logistic Centers (ALC). These ALCS, along with the Aircraft Guidance and Meteorology Center, generate approximately 76 percent of the HW generated by the Air Force. The activity indexing and least squares curve fitting methods were used to predict the amount of HW that would have been disposed of based on the relative level of aircraft related maintenance activity had no pollution prevention efforts been implemented. These predictions were then compared to what historically occurred as the measure of pollution prevention progress. The results indicated that there is a moderate to strong correlation between HW disposal and aircraft related maintenance activity at five of the six bases studied. The activity indexing method based on an average ratio of HW to maintenance activity, and the method of fitting a least squares regression line through the origin were determined to be the most useful methods of measuring pollution prevention progress at the ALCS.

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