The Industrial Waste Management Practices

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Huge plants which operate in the industry of light, chemicals and other heavy industries, although providing substantial employment and improving the economy, contribute to a lot of aquatic pollution . Unless the industrial waste management practices are regulated and monitored for sensitive water bodies around them, they pose a significant contamination risk. Locating a resourceful site, providing facilities along with industrial waste and operational management practices are needed to minimize this risk.

The most commonly affecting industrial waste includes petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metals, surfactants, toxins and/or salts, which pollute surrounding water bodies, making them unsuitable for most of the water needs and harming the aquatic life therein. Algal blooms and oxygen deficit are the result of excessive nutrients found in the waters.

Industrial wastes are also known to pollute underground water too which increase the cost and risk of cleaning/treating sewage. Industrial pollutants such as oxygen scavengers may corrode pipes and equipment in the sewerage collection system and in treatment plants. Greases and suspended matter can cause pipe blockages and odors.

Metropolitan Water Supply , Sewerage and Drainage Bylaws 1981 ( as amended ), sewage , drainage, or anything other than unpolluted water business , industry , warehouse or manufacturing premises from the liquid , solid or gaseous refuse to define it as industrial waste . Industrial
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