STP851: The Hazardous Waste Scene in India

    Sundaresan, BB
    Director, scientist and head of Industrial Wastes Division, and scientist and head of Solid Waste Division, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur,

    Subrahmanyam, PVR
    Director, scientist and head of Industrial Wastes Division, and scientist and head of Solid Waste Division, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur,

    Bhide, AD
    Director, scientist and head of Industrial Wastes Division, and scientist and head of Solid Waste Division, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur,

    Pages: 14    Published: Jan 1984


    Abstract

    India has made significant advances in the manufacture of basic organic chemicals, dyes, fertilizers, pesticides, drugs, and so forth during the last three decades, resulting in increased generation of hazardous wastes. Presently, these wastes are being indiscriminately disposed of into fallow land in the public domain. Legislation to control air and water pollution has not covered hazardous waste disposal. The magnitude of hazardous waste generation in general and the problems posed by such wastes from pesticide, dyes, and other industries are identified, and available data are presented and discussed.

    Keywords:

    hazardous wastes, industrial wastes, phosphatic fertilizer industry, nitrogenous fertilizer industry, by-product phosphogypsum, fly ash, toxic metals, trace metals, leachate, pesticides, dyes, pigments, chromates, basic organic chemicals, coke oven, steel mill, metallurgical industry, caustic chlorine industry, pollution, legislation


    Paper ID: STP32708S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D34.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32708S


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