Industrial wastewater minimization

Visvanathan, C., Vigneswaran, S. and Jegatheesan, V. 2002, Industrial wastewater minimization. In Vigneswaran, Saravanamuthu (Vigi) (ed), Wastewater recycling, reuse, and reclamation, EOLSS Publishers, [unknown], pp.250-267.

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Title Industrial wastewater minimization
Author(s) Visvanathan, C.
Vigneswaran, S.
Jegatheesan, V.
Title of book Wastewater recycling, reuse, and reclamation
Editor(s) Vigneswaran, Saravanamuthu (Vigi)
Publication date 2002
Series Wastewater recycling, reuse, and reclamation ; vol. 1
Chapter number 10
Total chapters 17
Start page 250
End page 267
Total pages 18
Publisher EOLSS Publishers
Place of Publication [unknown]
Keyword(s) by-product recovery
cleaner production
end-of-pipe treatment
improved housekeeping
waste minimization
Summary Industrial pollution emitted to the environment has created a drastic damage to the environment. Natural purification processes such as dilution and dispersion are not applicable due to the enormous amounts of discharged wastes, as they exceed the assimilative capacity of the local environment. Concern about the environment by the general public has forced governments to establish effluent standards for industrial wastes and emissions. Increasing numbers of industries each year has exerted pressure on the environment compelling regulators to further tighten the standards. This has led to modification and improvement in the existing end-of-pipe treatment facilities resulting in higher investment as well as operation and maintenance cost, whereas in recent years, implementation of proactive methods of waste minimization is gaining much attention within industrial sectors. Various waste minimization techniques such as improved housekeeping, change in process technology, change in product, change in input materials, recycling of chemical and raw materials, and recovery of byproducts are discussed in detail. A number of successful examples discussed in this paper indicate that substantial benefits can be gained by implementing waste minimization programs.
ISBN 1848269242
Language eng
Field of Research 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category B2.1 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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