waste disposal pollution Articles

  • The impact of an open waste disposal site on soil and groundwater pollution

    A study has been carried out of a waste disposal site, located in the valley of a small creek, 3 km south of Canakkale city centre. The surface area of the site was around 101000 square metres, and the total amount of waste deposited at the site since 1990 was approximately 1001000 tons. The major risks of the dump are its closeness to the university campus area to the south, the airport to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Treatment and Disposal of Air Pollution Control Residue

    What is APCr? Thermal waste management using Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) is now a well-managed and mature technology that is subject to environmental monitoring by a range of competent international bodies. These ERFs have been established as a means of diverting waste away from landfill disposal and for valorising the material and energy content of the waste. Counter to historic ...

  • Sub-seabed disposal of radioactive waste

    This article considers two detailed reviews of the legal aspects of Sub-Seabed Disposal of Radioactive Waste, by Richard Macrory and Ray Purdy (January 2005) and the opinion of Christopher Katkowski Q.C. and Stephen Tromans, March 2005. In substance, both reviews conclude that for a sub-seabed repository accessed from land by tunnel, the relevant International Conventions, in particular the UN ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • No place to dispose of private hospitals waste

    Brahmeswara Temple, Bhubaneswar BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) is in a fix over disposing biomedical waste of private hospitals in Berhampur and Burla. Last month, the state government asked MKCG Medical College and ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Material pollution in waste paper recycling

    A special shredding plant works in continuous operation and can be serviced without long downtimes Who removes the plastic rings from the empty writing pad or tears the plastic off the chocolate Advent calendar before disposing of it? Certainly not all of us. In this way, foreign materials and impurities find their way into the waste paper and these have to be removed during the recycling ...

  • Role of pollution control boards in municipal solid waste management

    The authors firmly believe that there is nothing like waste. It is the ignorance of the scientists and technologists that they consider a substance which cannot be utilised as waste. For example, the disposal of fly–ash was a big problem during 1990s, but now it is used in the manufacture of bricks, tiles, cement and agriculture. Similarly, the distillery effluent is used in agriculture. MSWM ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Initial stages of pollutants dispersion around municipal waste disposal facilities: a case study in Northern Portugal

    The combined use of several geological, geochemical and geophysical observations during six years enabled the detection of a very faint halo of chemical contamination induced by the operation of a young waste disposal facility in Northern Portugal. The halo does not classify as pollution by any standards, but is observed to be intensifying and thus signals a potential hazardous situation in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impact assessment of waste disposal on water quality of a freshwater reservoir of India

    Physico–chemical parameters and heavy metals were analysed in water samples, collected during rainy, winter and summer season of 2006–2007 to evaluate the impact of wastes on Halali reservoir. In surface water temperature, pH, TDS, EC, free CO2, DO, alkalinity, hardness and chloride were from 18.3–35.5°C, 7.4–8.9, 103–509 mg L−1, 162–800 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A simple method to check for natural attenuation downstream of abandoned waste disposal sites

    Evaluations of waste sites are based on the assessment of whether conditions for Natural Attenuation (NA) processes are favourable. A method is proposed as a first check for effects of NA in the groundwater emissions. For the application of the method, concentrations of the concerned substance and of a tracer must be available at observation wells at different distances from the source, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Polluters Extended Responsibility

    "Waste generation is my right but collection & disposal is a responsibility of others. I just throw the non-value items on the streets and outside the homes of my neighbors but the waste like newspapers, plastic items, fabrics, metals, furniture, e-waste etc. which can fetch value, I store in my house & work place and sale to scrap merchants at the best prices. I do not care for the ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Formulation of a landfill pollution potential index to compare pollution potential of uncontrolled landfills

    Generally speaking, landfilling is one of the prominent methods of waste disposal around the globe, but some under-developed and developing countries still continue to practice uncontrolled open dumping of waste. These uncontrolled landfills pose a relatively high threat to the various elements of the environment in comparison with the conventional engineered landfills that are used in many ...


    By SAGE Publications Ltd

  • The Trouble with Asbestos Disposal

    Hailed as a miracle mineral because of its superior fire resistance and tensile strength, asbestos was installed abundantly into our built environment for over 200 years. However, once it was established that this undeniably useful resource was a dangerous carcinogen, Australia and many other countries enacted strict regulations for handling asbestos and asbestos containing material (ACM). There ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Plastic as a Persistent Marine Pollutant

    Abstract Synthetic organic polymers—or plastics—did not enter widespread use until the 1950s. By 2015, global production had increased to 322 million metric tons (Mt) year−1, which approaches the total weight of the human population produced in plastic every year. Approximately half is used for packaging and other disposables, 40% of plastic waste is not accounted ...


    By Annual Reviews

  • Environmental negotiation and policy: the Basel Convention on transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and their disposal

    The Basel Convention was the outcome of negotiations between two primary groups: the industrialized Western countries who stood to benefit from hazardous waste exports and who already had regulations to control waste exports, and the developing countries, who believed they lacked the institutional ability to control such trade on their own terms. It was in this polarized atmosphere that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solid waste management in Patna – analyses of ambient air and ground water pollution

    Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in Patna is disposed of in an unscientific manner without considering environmental impacts. The wastes are dumped in the low-lying areas without compliance of the MSWM Rules, 2000. The dumped wastes are mixed with biomedical wastes making it hazardous. Ambient air quality and ground water were analysed at two dump sites to study the possible impacts of MSW. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of land application as a method of disposal for distillery effluent

    Distillery companies in the Philippines produce high-strength wastewater that pollutes the waterways of the country. The implementation of a comprehensive water pollution control programme of these companies in order to comply with the regulations of the government through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) requires a large investment. Non-compliance, on the other hand, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste management and environmental protection

    The general problem of waste disposal into the environment is reviewed and leads into a discussion of the necessity for the new professional area of waste management to be fostered. This profession would oversee and direct the reduction of waste generation, develop recycling schemes and markets for the utilisation of materials presently wasted, and control the disposal to the environment of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Goods and bads: sundry observations on joint production, waste disposal, and renewable and exhaustible resources

    The paper starts from the premise that nobody intends on purpose to pollute the environment, render animal species extinct, etc. And yet what nobody intends happens all the time. The present paper discusses to what extent the nonintended consequences of purposeful human activities are related to the fact that production is generally joint production, generating both goods and bads. After a brief ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Expanding Pollution Release Reporting: Pollutant Emissions Reporting and Implications for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    In an effort to understand the quantity of pollutants entering the environment, several countries have implemented pollutant emissions reporting programs. Under the typical pollutant emissions reporting program, an affected facility is required to report to its respective government or government agency information concerning the quantity of pollutants emitted into the air, water and land as well ...

  • Environment impact from ash disposal of the thermal power plant 'Kosova A'

    Mining activities impact on environment is as old as these activities themselves. It is estimated that thermal power plants in Kosova produce about 1.6 million tons of ash per year, and all ash produced is disposed as waste material. The main problems for environment pollution are the ash dumps containing more than 40 million tons of ash cover about 150 ha of land. The ash dumps sites of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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