|Document ID (ISN)||62917|
|Convention or series no.
||Report on industrial waste management project in Tema. Part 1
||Department of Factories Inspectorate, Ministry of Mobilization and Social Welfare, P.O. Box 62, Tema, Ghana, 1992. v, 48p. 7 ref.
||Part 1 of this report presents the results of an investigation into waste disposal in the textile, paint, soap and metal extraction industries in Tema, Ghana. Analysis of liquid effluents from all factories showed that mercury concentrations were far above the standard values of five comparable countries; daily average concentrations of other trace metals were slightly above the comparative standard values. Gaseous emissions (including sulfur dioxide, chlorine, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen fluoride) were not quantified. Solid wastes showed high concentrations of lead, mercury, chromium, manganese and aluminium. A number of recommendations are made for the prevention, reduction and treatment of waste effluents.
||disposal of harmful waste; Ghana; smelting plants; industrial waste; textile industry; paint and varnish industry
||report; mercury; developing countries; liquid effluents; safety and health engineering; gaseous effluents
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Ghana|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Waste collection and disposal
Smelting and refining operations