Volume 12, Issue 7 (9-2013)                   JRUMS 2013, 12(7): 589-596 | Back to browse issues page

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Malakootian M, Mobini Lotfabad M. Investigation of Industrial Solid Waste Management in Rafsanjan During 2012: A Short Report. JRUMS. 2013; 12 (7) :589-596
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-1914-en.html
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  Background and Objectives: Uncontrolled disposal of dangerous industrial waste can cause irreversible environmental problems due to contamination of soil, groundwater and surface water. In order to avoid these problems, this study aimed to assess the functional elements in industrial solid waste management systems in active plants located in the industrial plants of Rafsanjan.

  Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from February 2012 to June 2012. Thirty eight industrial plants were active in the city of Rafsanjan. Information using a check list and field measurements were collected from industrial plants. Field measurements were used to determine the components of industrial waste. A 0.5 cubic meters barrel was used for sampling in the middle of every month. A total of 152 samples were collected and analyzed.

  Results: The average weight of total waste produced were 5859±118 . 13 kg per day. Hazardous waste included 18.63% of the total produced waste, of which 42% were flammable, 29% toxic, 21% corrosivity, %5 reactivity and %3 explosivity. The industrial waste minimization using the modified process was only performed in 5.24% of the plants.

  Conclusions: Hazardous waste management in the industrial plants of Rafsanjan is inefficient due to improper waste disposal. Therefore, education programs of the staff and managers of the plants followed by a comprehensive program to identify hazardous wastes in the industrial plants of Rafsanjan is essential.

  Key words: Industrial Solid Waste Management, Functional Elements, Hazardous Waste, Rafsanjan Industries


  Funding: This research was funded by Kerman University of Medical Sciences.

  Conflict of interest: Non declared.

  Ethical approval: The Ethical Committe of Kerman University of Medical Sciences, approved the study.


  How to cite this article : Malakootian M, Mobini Lotfabad M. Investigation of Industrial Solid Waste Management in Rafsanjan During 2012: A Short Report. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2013 12(7): 589-96. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Environmental Health
Received: 2013/10/15

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