Environmental and Waste Management in Iron and Steel Industry

Vishwanathan, P V and Gangadharan, T K (1996) Environmental and Waste Management in Iron and Steel Industry. In: Proceedings of National Seminar on Environmental & Waste Management in Metallurgical Industries. NML, Jamshedpur, India, Jamshedpur, pp. 199-207.



The Indian Iron and Steel scenario has changed considerably after the announcement of Government Policy on de-control and liberalization. Several new entrepreneurs have entered the steel industry. It is heartening to see that the steel industry is set to carve a niche for itself in the domestic and foreign market. The rapid progress of steel industry has aggravated environmental and waste management problems. This has led to increasing pressure from Government and the public to speed up action plan for effective industrial waste management. The waste management in steel industry is an emerging complex issue and can be implemented after regulating through monitoring, analysis, legalization , addition of infra-structural facilities for enforcement, waste auditing , change of process technology etc. The paper reviews current knowledge of waste management in Indian Steel Industry, approaches to environmental improvement and examines various options to environmental management plan keeping in view of the importance of sustainable endurance of environment and other natural resources.

Item Type:Book or NML Publication
Uncontrolled Keywords:Domestic and foreign market; Liberalisation
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:2803
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:25 Apr 2011 13:42
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