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Managing hauled industrial wastewater in Jordan, a case study

Bashaar Y. Ammary (Water and Environmental Engineering Department, Balqa Applied University, Huson college, Huson, Jordan.)

World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development

ISSN: 2042-5945

Article publication date: 7 April 2015

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to describe a project intended for the implementation of a formal cradle to grave management program for hauled or trucked industrial wastewater in Jordan.

Design/methodology/approach

Industries that do not have treatment onsite or that treat their industrial wastewater to a level not suitable for disposal into sewers or those that do not have access to sewer system have to haul their industrial wastewater to a treatment or disposal facility. At present most industries haul their industrial wastewater to a solid waste landfill site specially designated to receive industrial wastewater. In the program presented here, a manifest system for these industries have been introduced and implemented in a number of pilot projects.

Findings

A manifest form has been devised and used in a number of pilot demonstrations that enabled the formulation of specific conclusions and recommendations. Before implementing this manifest a program that includes training, awareness, governmental enforcement and commitment, and upgrading of disposal sites and laboratories capabilities has to be implemented.

Originality/value

Management of hauled industrial wastewater is very important in a water poor country like Jordan. The introduction of a manifest system and the identification of the problems associated with its implementation are key issues for sustainable development in Jordan.

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Citation

Ammary, B.Y. (2015), "Managing hauled industrial wastewater in Jordan, a case study", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 155-167. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-02-2015-0005

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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