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Titre du document / Document title

Environmental management of the stone cutting industry in Hebron, Palestine

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

NASSERDINE Khaled ; MIMI Ziad ; BEVAN Blair ;

Résumé / Abstract

Environmental Management of the stone cutting industry in Hebron, Palestine, is required to reduce the industry's adverse impacts on the downstream agricultural land and on the drinking water aquifers. This situation required the implementation of an industrial wastewater management strategic approach and technology within the environmental need and available technical and financial resources. Ten pilot projects at différent locations were built at Hebron to reduce or eliminate the incompatible discharge of the liquid and solid waste to the environment and improve the stone cutting industry's effluent quality. A review of existing practices and jar test experiments were used to optimize the water recycling and treatment facilities. The factors reviewed included influent pumping rates and cycles, selection of the optimal coagulant type and addition methods, control of sludge recycling process, control over flow rates, control locations of influent and effluent, and sludge depth. Based on the optimized doses and Turbidity results, it was determined that the use of Fokland polymer with an optimal dose of 1.5 mg/L could achieve the target turbidity levels. The completion of the pilot projects resulted in the élimination of 18% of the total stone cutting waste discharges in Hebron. The results included an improvement in the recycled effluent quality by 44-99%. This in turn reduced the long term operating costs for each participating firm. A full-scale project that will include ail the stone cutting firms in Hebron industrial area is required.

Revue / Journal Title

Arab gulf journal of scientific research    ISSN  1015-4442 

Source / Source

2007, vol. 25, no1-2, pp. 81-88 [8 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language

Revue : Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States, Riyadh, ARABIE SAOUDITE  (1989) (Revue)

Mots-clés d'auteur / Author Keywords

stone cutting industry


slurry disposai


environmental management






Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20442, 35400017347023.0110

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 19213556

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