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Quantification and classification of ship scraping waste at Alang-Sosiya, India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14643788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Alang-Sosiya located on the Western Coast of Gulf of Cambay, is the largest ship recycling yard in the world. Every year on average 365 ships having a mean weight (2.10x10(6)+/-7.82x10(5) LDT) are scrapped. This industry generates a huge quantity of solid waste in the form of broken wood, rubber, insulation materials, paper, metals, glass and ceramics, plastics, leather, textiles, food waste, chemicals, paints, thermocol, sponge, ash, oil mixed sponges, miscellaneous combustible and non-combustible. The quantity and composition of solid waste was collected for a period of three months and the average values are presented in this work. Sosiya had the most waste 15.63 kg/m(2) compared to Alang 10.19 kg/m(2). The combustible solid waste quantity was around 83.0% of the total solid waste available at the yard, which represents an average weight of 9.807 kg/m(2); whereas, non-combustible waste is 1.933 kg/m(2). There is not much difference between the average of total solid waste calculated from the sampling data (96.71 MT/day) and the data provided by the port authorities (96.8 MT/day).
M Srinivasa Reddy; Shaik Basha; V G Sravan Kumar; H V Joshi; P K Ghosh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Marine pollution bulletin     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0025-326X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mar. Pollut. Bull.     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-03     Completed Date:  2004-04-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260231     Medline TA:  Mar Pollut Bull     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1609-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Marine Algae & Marine Environment Department, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar 364002, India.
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MeSH Terms
Waste Management*
Waste Products / statistics & numerical data*
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0/Waste Products

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