Journal of Applied Science and Technology

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Waste management in paint industries in Pakistan

Z Nawaz, S Naveed, K Sagheer, N Ramzan


Chemical analyses of wastes in paint production and application have been carried out with the objective of minimizing production losses and ensuring waste management through integrated process design. The wastes contained high concentration of heavy metals, volatile organic compounds, dissolved solids and the effluents had high chemical oxygen demand and various levels of acidity and alkalinity. The main emission sources during manufacturing were from heating of raw materials and lacquer. A waste management system for mini-mizing the major losses of production and the toxicity of the wastes is proposed.

Journal of Applied Science and Technology Vol. 10(1&2) 2005: 110-116
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