Waste Water Management at Bulk Terminals

by Peter White, Sandwell Inc, Vancouver, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '92


As North American environmental regulations become more demanding, the amount of contaminants permitted in waste water discharge is reaching lower levels than can be achieved by conventional waste treatment methods. The problem is more difficult in multiple product bulk terminals where the waste water may contain a cocktail of contaminants which require different treatment methods for removal. The paper reviews environmental requirements and discusses systems for handling of storm and washdown water and disposal of contaminated wastes. This topic is of particular interest for terminals applying for permits for new developments. It should also be useful for existing terminals which are, or will, be confronted with requirements to reduce the levels of contaminants in water effluents.

Subject Headings: Wastewater management | Waste management | Freight transportation | Water pollution | Environmental issues | Waste treatment | Wastewater treatment | Stormwater management

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