Journal of Environment and Safety
Online ISSN : 2186-3725
Print ISSN : 1884-4375
ISSN-L : 1884-4375
Editorial
Risk management on industrial waste occurring in university
Osamu NakamuraTakanori KawakamiHajime MutoManabu OizumiYuichi Kataoka
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2015 Volume 6 Issue 1 Pages 25-29

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Inappropriate treatment of industrial wastes, including liquid wastes may cause major accidents and/or serious environmental pollutions. In the technical point of view, the liquid waste, treatment means removal of hazardous properties from liquid waste. However, in a university or other higher educational institution, the liquid wastes treatment includes not only a technical aspect but also an educational aspect. The most important factor for minimizing the risk potential in the waste treatment is that every member of the university staff (including students and other researchers) concerns own waste material produced by their activity. A mission of the university is to educate their staff about the risk potential of the wastes. The university staff learns the environmental and health effects of liquid wastes management through waste management. The liquid waste treatment in the university is classified as self-treatment and outsourcing the waste treatment. There is no remarkable difference in the technical aspect between the above two liquid wastes treatment. The self-treatment of the liquid wastes is effective to train the university staff and to educate students. This minimizes the risk potential in the wastes treatment. In the case of the outsourcing, reducing the expenses and efforts for the wastes treatment may lose sense of the risk potential of the chemical liquid wastes. It is necessary to care the education of the university staff. Appropriate management of liquid wastes makes management of whole industrial waste include liquid waste easy.

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