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Abstract

This report concludes the study on the technical and economic aspects of measures to reduce water pollution caused by discharges from the industrial sectors involved in the surface treatment of metal. Chapter 1 provides a definition of the sectors involved. The chapter points to the origin of the pollution and details the composition of the liquid discharges. It examines different ways of possible pollution reduction and considers the impact of the effluent on the environment. Chapter 2 contains a description of the sectors in their actual situation as far as known. It provides information on the consumption of metals, quantities of products, persons occupied or pollution generated. Chapter 3 examines the economic aspects. It shows the importance of the sector and indicates investment and running cost implicated in the different depollution measures. It considers the repercussions of these measures on the market. Chapter 4 proposes measures to be put in force in order to recreate or maintain a viable environment. It tries to establish limit values which are acceptable on environmental level and in their previsible consequences. Chapter 5 establishes the conclusions, presents the difficulties met and recommends an approach to the further development of the problem.

Additional information

Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1996) 188pp.
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5413-8
Record Number: 199610461 / Last updated on: 1996-05-13
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: fr,de,en
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