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University of Hull (2001)

Environmental aspects of industrial / hazardous waste description and characterization from chemical & petrochemical industries in developing arid region : a case study of Yanbu

Elkomi, Mohamed Babiker A.

Titre : Environmental aspects of industrial / hazardous waste description and characterization from chemical & petrochemical industries in developing arid region : a case study of Yanbu

Auteur : Elkomi, Mohamed Babiker A.

Université de soutenance : University of Hull

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) : 2001

Résumé
The aims of the study can be summarised as follows : Identify the source and quantities of hazardous waste generated in the western region of Saudi Arabia. Obtain accurate information on the character and composition of the waste generated by the major industrial plants in the study area. Review the current waste management practices in the region and the study area Provide information on whether the waste can be treated or disposed of using other processes such as physical, chemical or stabilisation. Suggest appropriate and proper methods for waste management, which suit the arid hot climatic condition, taking into account the geology, soil type, culture and policy of the area. In this research 68 industries were identified in the western region of Saudi Arabia and the major thirteen chemical and petrochemical industries were used in this case study of Yanbu. Data was collected for industrial waste components, category and quantity and used to assess important factors associated with handling systems, treatment capacities and determining the waste disposal facilities such as incinerators or hazardous waste landfills. Waste streams identified were characterised, described, and classified with reference to the waste processing. Based on the waste characterisation, over 70 waste streams were identified, of which 18 were found to be hazardous and in need of special handling. Current waste management systems were evaluated, and areas of environmental importance identified. Various options for waste minimisation, treatment, and disposal have been considered.

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