Chemical activities (Trepça)- The industrial wastes that this landfill contains are : jarosite, pyrite and pirotine, and the wastes that are created by the process of leaching neutral of zinc oxide and
Identified wastes in the current processes using the seven wastes as a guide to what should be looked for. The question was asked, “Why did this waste occur?” and, “What can be done to prevent it?”.
One of the effective means to at least lessen the occurrence of our present garbage disposal problem is through the use of methods that are non-toxic, less expensive, less-harmful, and yet equally effective. This project aims to provide for a natural and effective way of disposing garbage.
In our current society there’s a lot of talk about waste management. Buzzwords like “sustainability,” “eco-friendly,” and “biodegradable” find their way into our lives. Into our homes. But is it just aimed at the individual, or does it go beyond the doors of our homes? We all know that industry is everywhere. It in some way encompasses every aspect of our daily routine. From the packaging your toothpaste comes in, to the parts that make up the vehicle you drive, it all originated at a commercial or industrial facility. The UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science states “Commercial operations are those that provide a service or sell a product.” (Hoyle, 419) What we may not realize is just how much waste these multi-faceted
Solid waste is the unwanted or useless solid materials generated from combined residential, industrial and commercial activities in a given area. It may be categorised according to its origin (domestic, industrial, commercial, construction or institutional); according to its contents (organic material, glass, metal, plastic paper etc); or according to hazard potential (toxic, non-toxin, flammable, radioactive, infectious etc). Management of solid waste reduces or eliminates adverse impacts on the environment and human health and supports economic development and improved quality of life. A number of processes are involved in effectively managing waste for a municipality. These
The people around the world have been a realization that waste management systems are important to put in place in industrializes countries to reduce releases of cadmium into the environment.
Improvement of Drainage Canals, Construction/Improvement of Box Culverts, Improvement of Controlled Dumpsite and the Clean and Green Programs). Recently, the municipality acquired and procured a parcel of land (5,225 sq. m.) which was initially developed into a Municipal Sanitary Dumpsite of Controlled Dumpsite, and has purchased one-unit Multi-Cab for the collection and transportation of solid wastes in the urban areas.
Without treatment waste water from both municipal and industrial sources would have a significant impact on the environment, to protect the water environment the waste water must first be appropriately treated and processed. Water comes from many various sources and therefore the pollutants found in the water include a wide array of chemicals and pathogens, that all come with different physical chemistries (Rao, Senthilkumar, et al., 2016, p. 2). Eutrophication is the process in which waters experience excessive inputs of nutrients, namely nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater discharges. Waste water treatment does focus on reducing the levels of nitrogen and phosphorus present in their effluent, as these contribute to nutrient loading in the environment. The combinations of tertiary treatments needed depends on the uses of the water the effluent is discharged into and how sensitive this area is deemed. The municipal waste water treatment process does vary slightly depending on many factors but it is essentially a three stage treatment process (Anand, 2011). The primary treatment stage objectives are to remove organic and inorganic solids through sedimentation and the skimming of materials floating on the surface of the effluent. During the primary treatment some organic nitrogen and organic phosphorus that are associated with solids can be removed (Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations, 1992). Secondary treatment involves bacterial decomposition of both
When I first went to the university, I knew nothing about environmental science but as I became familiar with the program it became more and more exciting. The complexity of the course and discovering that everything in the world is related to the environment was very fascinating to me. I further did a master degree in sustainable development with specialties in environment and natural resources management. My thesis was on waste management especially medical waste management. That is where I became more interested to study environment and health, patients go into the hospital with less illness and come back with bigger health issues. scavengers mostly children are exposed to contaminated syringes and cloths and are of high risk of been infected by HIV and Hepatitis B. This is due to improper waste management in these hospitals. I thought to myself if only this aspect of medical waste can be this harmful to the health of the population what about other aspects of the Environment. How will they affect the health of the population? It became clear to me that I should study more about the environment and our health and how I can help to reduce untimely deaths in my community and country.
R.Rajamanikam, G.Poyyamoli(2014) discussed the importance of waste stream analysis with special reference to the domestic waste to design and develop sustainable solid waste management systems in the higher education institutions(HEIs) through a study conducted at staff quarters of aim herry engineering college (PEC) . Solid waste was segregated into compostable(organic) , dry and special wastes. The results showed that the average household solid waste was 1.76 kg/day. The composition of solid waste was found . It was also found that there was a considerable portion of recyclables. Based on these findings programs and policies for improving source segregation , storage of recyclables , collection and transportation and safe disposal methods to facilitate increased recovery rate towards forming an inclusive sustainable waste
The average resident produces seven and a half pounds of garbage every day that is buried down in landfills and litters lands costing a great amount of money. Nowadays, people face no more critical trouble than the need to save the weakening environment, mainly in urban areas, where solid wastes are uselessly dumped. It has been observed that cities have no controlled structure for garbage disposal. Each year, millions of dollars are spent picking up litter and more is thrown away in valuable materials that could be recycled. As humanity develops new technology and equipment, the level of waste increases every day. Due to the fact that there is a huge problem with garbage disposal, government representatives must contribute to resolving
Proper waste disposal reduces the impact of waste into the atmosphere by observing the proper methods of disposing. Because improper disposal of our wastes imposes cost on others, waste disposal has been a big political issue. Dirty disposal methods such as dumping are big problems nowadays. Though the easiest among any method, it creates health risks for the public. Waste disposal was not always observed and monitored properly; therefore, everyone must comply with the methods used in order to achieve environmental advantages. Achieving this awareness in proper waste disposal is important to lessen the waste we dispose improperly.
Infections giving rise to cough, cold, fever and skin allergies are found to be common among the majority of the women and children of those living near the dumpsite. River bank, nearness of pond, village panchayats roads and waste land of the village are used as dumpsite. The adverse effects on the health of the families due to the contaminated drinking water sources, smog and pollution resulting from burning of waste, breeding of flies, insects and rodents because of unscientific and improper dumping of household solid waste with little medical facility and less health insurance coverage emphasizes on the requirement of the local bodies and the government to bring about stringent measures to enforce proper waste collection and service using the modern technology for proper household waste
No one really thinks waste disposal is a big deal, but it is. The most common topics people talk about is pollution, global warming etc. But did you know that Ghana is known as the largest e-waste (electronic waste) recycling site in the world, an the residents that live there experience digestive issues and bone problems because of lead poising?. This shows that the causes and effects waste disposal has when you don’t dispose things the right way are very dangerous, it can even lead to serious trauma or death. You can stop all these negative effects if you just dispose properly.