Sanitation isn’t just limited to the household level but at industrial levels too.
How do we dispose of industrial waste?
We all believe that a healthy clean environment is the key to good health but what are the methods and techniques that can be used to get rid of all this waste? We are all very much aware of the recycling, incineration and landfill methods but that’s not all. These methods are expensive and require a lot of space to process waste and not every industry can use these methods. There are various other methods that are inexpensive and environment-friendly at the same time. This is the reason a lot of industries are giving these methods a try. The list below will walk you through disposal methods for solid, liquid and gaseous wastes: Biological Reprocessing
This method controls and stimulates natural decomposition of organic matter. Organic materials that are recoverable include plant material, paper products etc. These products are decomposed by composting and digestion. This decomposition produces methane that is then used to generate electricity and heat maximizing efficiencies. Another by-product of this decomposition is compost that is widely used for agricultural and landscaping purposes.
This method involves a mixture of processes like combustion, gasification, pyrolyzation, anaerobic digestion and landfill gas recovery to convert the non-recyclable wastes into heat, electricity and fuel. This method generates a renewable energy source and on top of that reduces the overall carbon and methane emissions. The fuel content of the waste products can be used directly as combustion fuel or can be processed into another type of fuel.
Recyclables are processed in order to recover the resources and materials once used. The process is also used to convert it into energy. These exercises are done at a resource recovery spot. Resource recovery uses life cycle analysis to come up with options other than waste management. Resource recovery is a much better method because it conserves natural resources and keeps the amount of waste to minimum. Another plus side is that it’s cost-effective and very much environment-friendly.
Avoidance and reduction
Simply put, this method, as the name says, tries to avoid the overall waste being created. The less waste being created, the fewer problems you have to deal with. There are ways via which we can prevent the quantity of waste such as designing products that are reusable or products that use less material in their production. Making the consumer aware to use as little disposable products as possible is another way as well as repairing the damaged items and not buying the new ones or use of second-hand products.