Title: Environmental pollution generated from process industries in Bangladesh

Authors: Mohammad Golam Rasul, Islam Faisal, Mohammad Masud Kamal Khan

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Systems, School of Advanced Technologies and Processes, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland 4702, Australia. ' Department of Civil Engineering, Presidency University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. ' Faculty of Engineering and Physical Systems, School of Advanced Technologies and Processes, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland 4702, Australia

Abstract: The sources of environmental pollution in process industries in Bangladesh are discussed. Total pollution load into environment (i.e., into air, water and land) generated from process industries is determined and presented using industrial pollution projection system (IPPS) developed by the World Bank. Most polluting industries in Bangladesh are identified and ranked. The projection of this pollution load for year 2011–2012 is estimated and discussed. It was found that the food industry was the worst air polluter, whereas pulp and paper was the worst water polluter, and tanneries and leather industries were worst polluter of toxic chemicals. Industrial pollution control measures are recommended.

Keywords: environmental pollution; process industries; energy recovery systems; industrial pollution; Bangladesh.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2006.010881

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2006 Vol.28 No.1/2, pp.144 - 161

Published online: 11 Sep 2006 *

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