Liquid Waste Pollution from a Sugar Cane Industry

by Anastasio Lopez Zavala, (M.ASCE), Natl Autonomous Univ of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


The water pollution survey as performed in this study, indicates that all liquid wastes from the mill are segregated. The chemical waste sewerage systems supposedly conveys these wastes to a stabilization lagoon currently out of order. The grease and oil wastes pass through a grease separator tank. The sewage flow from toilets and bathrooms in the mill pass through a septic tank system, and its effluent joins the influent to a sewage treatment plant which serves the personnel and workers housing facilities outside the plant. The runoff from the plant site is collected by a storm channel in adjacent circulation streets. All wastes are combined through an open channel and after 1. 75 miles, the channel discharges to an 'absorption well' where flooding and ground water pollution occur. The study recommends practical measures to cope with these problems.

Subject Headings: Chemical wastes | Waste management | Pollution | Industrial wastes | Sewage | Wastewater treatment plants | Groundwater pollution | Wastewater management

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