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Document ID (ISN)62917
CIS number 94-1670
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sarpong J.Y.
Title Report on industrial waste management project in Tema. Part 1
Bibliographic information Department of Factories Inspectorate, Ministry of Mobilization and Social Welfare, P.O. Box 62, Tema, Ghana, 1992. v, 48p. 7 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; Ghana; smelting plants; industrial waste; textile industry; paint and varnish industry
Descriptors (secondary) report; mercury; developing countries; liquid effluents; safety and health engineering; gaseous effluents
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGhana
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Waste collection and disposal
Smelting and refining operations