Study of chemical wastes in the Iranian petroleum industry and feasibility of hazardous waste disposal

Abstract

Oil production activities have expanded and the use of chemicals in industry has increased and generated various types of wastes. The main objective of this paper Proposes to determine the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of chemical waste in the Iranian Petroleum industry. It is conducted in accordance with international laws and regulations such as RCRA and Basel. There is currently no disposal method for these substances, but the results show that more than 73% of the chemical waste can dispose through sanitary landfill. For the case study, more than 160 hazardous chemical substances were investigated. Due to the nearness of these warehouses to the residential area of Ahvaz downtown, the risk of these materials is higher and should be addressed quickly as possible.

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This research is a part of doctoral dissertation at the Department of Environmental Engineering of the Islamic Azad University (Ahvaz Branch) and we thank the professors and instructors for their valuable comments and support, which have significantly improved the manuscript.

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Masoumi, A., Yengejeh, R.J. Study of chemical wastes in the Iranian petroleum industry and feasibility of hazardous waste disposal. J Environ Health Sci Engineer (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40201-020-00525-5

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Keywords

  • Hazardous waste
  • Chemical wastes
  • Petroleum industry
  • Disposal method
  • RCRA
  • Basel