Pollution Control and Waste Management in Developing Countries

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A comprehensive, practical view of environmental management, this book records the experience gained through regional seminars in Africa over several years. It uses real examples to illustrate the points it makes. Subjects covered are: air pollution; coastal and marine pollution; managing domestic, industrial, mining, biomedical, nuclear and radioactive waste; solid waste re-use and recycling; waste water treatment; bioremediation; microbiological assessment and monitoring of pollutants; laboratory waste management; moving hazardous waste between nations; best practice for building a distributed waste network.

The book will be of tremendous benefit to policy-makers, non-governmental organisations, intergovernmental organisations, university and research institutions as well as concerned citizens.



Water Quality Guidelines and Standards

Water quality may be assessed in aspects of potable water and wastewater. Guidelines for water quality differ from standards in that they are more flexible. Guidelines may actually be altered to develop standards. The guidelines for water quality as stipulated by World Health Organisation (WHO, 1993) may be modified to suit each country's requirements for managing water and wastewater. Water quality guidelines are set primarily to control pollution of water with the objective to protect health and damage to the environment. Standards for water quality need not be unrealistically stringent but must be such that water resources are protected from pollution and also such that standards do not inhibit provision of water where needed.


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