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INDUSTRIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT - T. Srinivas, Assistant Professor

Industrial Waste Management

Industrial Waste Management Syllabus 



T. Srinivas                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ph : (O) 2840328

         M.E (Env. Engg)                                                                                                                                                                (R) 2526693

Assistant Professor                                                                                                                                        Fax : 0891 -  790399

Department of Environmental Studies

College of Engineering Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management , Visakhapatnam

(Affiliated to Andhra University)

 Industrial Waste Management


“ To protect the environment pollution should be prevented and controlled” . With Industrialization the pollution has enormously increased . Different ways – Solid, Liquid and Gaseous are generated .


This course material incorporates the Management of Industrial Wastes viz. Liquid wastes. The Industrial processes and the sources of their wastes are discussed.
Treatment and proper disposal of Industrial waste water have been discussed.


The material presented here  has been derived from the works of eminent authors. The author is greatful to all the scientists and engineers whose contribution brings meaning to this course material.


Tanuku Srinivas

Assistant Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

College of Engineering GITAM




Res # 6-13-23 , East Point Colony , Visakhapatnam – 530 003 (A.P)          e-mail :




Industrial Waste Management Syllabus


Principles of Industrial waste treatment - sources of pollution physical chemical, organic and biological properties- effects of waters on streams, sewers and treatment plants.


Waste reduction Alternatives for raw materials, process changes, house keeping - pretreatment of wastes - collection of waste segregation - equalization - reduction in volume and strength by other methods - theories of neutralization - equalization and proportioning.


A review of the methods adopted for the removal of suspended colloidal and dissolved organic solids removal of in organic dissolved solids - disposal of sludge solids - selection of site for the plant.


Manufacturing processes, flow sheets, characteristics and composition of wastes including waste reduction, treatment and disposal methods will be considered for some of the representative industries such as:

                  v     Food Industries: Sugar, Fermentation, Meat, dairy and Rice- milling.

v     Material Industries: Paper, Steel - Metal - plating and petroleum refineries.

v     Miscellaneous Industries: Textile, Tanning, Fertilizers and Atomic energy plants.