Environmental and waste management in iron and steel industry

Viswanathan, P V and Gangadharan, T K (1996) Environmental and waste management in iron and steel industry. In: Environmental & waste management in metallurgical industries. NML, Jamshedpur, pp. 199-207.

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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 pressurefrom 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 man-agement plan keeping in view of the importance of sustainable endurance of environment and other natural resources.

Item Type:Book or NML Publication
Uncontrolled Keywords:Iron industry; Steel industry; Waste management
Divisions:NML Chennai
ID Code:1542
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