Identification and classification of solid waste produced by oil drilling company temporary camps based on RCRA Act and UNEP guidelines and their reuse and disposal management

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Mahmoud Reza Hataminejad 1 , * , Abdolkazem Neisi 2 , Forouzan Farrokhian 3

1 Department of Environmental Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khuzestan Branch, Ahvaz, IR Iran

2 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Environmental Technologies Research Centre, Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran

3 Department of Environmental Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khuzestan Branch, Ahvaz, Iran

How to Cite: Hataminejad M R, Neisi A, Farrokhian F. Identification and classification of solid waste produced by oil drilling company temporary camps based on RCRA Act and UNEP guidelines and their reuse and disposal management, Jundishapur J Health Sci. 2013 ; 5(3):e94033.

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Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences: 5 (3); e94033
Published Online: September 23, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 19, 2019
Accepted: September 23, 2013

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Abstract

Introduction: If solid wastes are not collected and disposed properly, can cause environmental pollution which affect human health, animals and plants. Also aesthetic aspect of solid waste disposal is important. Therefore proper management is necessary. This study was carried out for the Identification and classification of solid waste produced by oil drilling company temporary camps based on RCRA Act and UNEP guidelines.

Methods and Materials: Tools used to collect data were a questionnaire and an interview with HSE officials of the company. Also samples were collected from solid waste containers of the camps and analyzed for physical characteristics. Then the obtained data were analyzed statistically by EXCEL and Spss software’s.

Results: Results of weight percent of solid wastes were as follows: 77% biodegradable waste, 6% paper and carton , 6% pet , 3% textile, 2% glass, 2% metals, 1.5% plastic , 1% wood , 1.5 % Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and about 0.5% hospital waste . There was a direct and statistically significant relationship between numbers of employees in temporary camps and amount of solid waste generated per capita (p < 0.05). Also the relationship between waste separations within the camps and discharge frequency of pet , plastic and metal was direct and statistically significant (p < 0.05). According to the results, total amount of solid wastes generated in 31 camps were 2801 kg at day , Wastes Density of solid wastes was 433 3 m kg and per capita solid waste generation was 0.87 day kg .

Conclusions: We can conclude that solid waste of oil drilling company temporary camps is similar to municipal solid waste and that dry wastes can be recycled and food wastes can be used for composting.

Keywords

:solid waste temporary camps oil drilling management

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