Incorporating sustainability in textile effluent treatment facilities
Author: White, Richard
Source: International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, Volume 2, Numbers 1-2, 21 July 2003 , pp. 279-290(12)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:Sustainable development encompasses environmental, social and economic considerations. As such, the stakeholders include industry, government, individuals and communities. When designing or operating an industrial plant, it is insufficient to consider only the economic viability of the facility. This paper examines the background to current sustainability awareness and presents a case study that incorporates sustainability principles in the design of an effluent treatment plant for a textile plant. The likely design of the treatment system (electro flotation followed by filtration) will do more than just meet regulatory requirements, it will maximise possible reuse of water and so minimise environmental impact of the facility.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2003-07-21
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