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dc.contributor.authorAl-Sa'ed, Rashed
dc.descriptionconference proceedingsen_US
dc.descriptionpaper submitted to : PADUCO Internal Symposium 25-26 March 2019, Birzeit University, Palestine
dc.description.abstractIllicit direct discharges of raw agrofood industrial wastewater into wastewater treatment facilities (WWTFs) or seasonal Wadi beds pose serious public health risks and environmental degradation, exacerbated by socio-economic impacts and regional political conflicts. Policy makers in water and environmental authorities face power limitations by enforcing legal and technical regulations pertinent to connection, co-treatment and non-compliance of agrofood industrial discharges into WWTFs. This paper presents initial results on industrial wastewater management (INWA), a PADUCO program funded project. INWA aims at research development (RD) of new treatment approaches, and governance analysis for agrofood industries identified as heavy organic polluters including olive mills (Nablus), dairy industries (Hebron) and slaughterhouses (Gaza).We focused on governance assessment pertinent to institutional aspects of current wastewater management in the study area. RD entails five ongoing master thesis, of which are four at Birzeit University (BZU) covering governance enhancement and diverse treatment technologies applications. A recent defended BZU thesis proved the economic and environmental feasibility of advanced oxidation process using Fenton reaction as a pretreatment stage for mixed organic industrial wastewaters. Installed at BZU campus, an ongoing research study investigates monitoring and performance evaluation of a pilot UASB-nature based units for slaughterhouse wastewater treatment. The Islamic University of Gaza explores at bench scale the feasibility of activated sludge systems for slaughterhouse wastewater treatment. A fifth ongoing study entails using phytoremediation to revitalize Wadi Zaimer, which receives diverse industrial discharges from Nablus West. Compliance of agrofood industries with national guidelines reduces capital and operational costs, public health risks and pollution loads into receiving water bodies in Palestineen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNRO Ramallah, PADUCO2 programen_US
dc.subjectAdvanced oxidation process
dc.subjectAgrofood industries
dc.subjectCleaner production
dc.subjectGovernance analysis
dc.subjectIndustrial wastewater
dc.subject.lcshFood industry and trade - Waste disposal
dc.subject.lcshFactory and trade waste - Purification - Palestine
dc.subject.lcshSewage - Purification - Palestine
dc.subject.lcshWater - Pollution - Palestine
dc.subject.lcshManufacturing processes - Environmental aspects - Palestine
dc.subject.lcshSlaughtering and slaughter-houses - Environmental aspects - Palestine
dc.subject.lcshDairy waste - Palestine
dc.subject.lcshManufacturing processes - Environmental aspects - Palestine
dc.titleInitial results from applied integrated practices and technologies for sustainable management of agrofood industrial wastewater in Palestineen_US
dc.typeConference Proceedingsen_US
newfileds.departmentInstitute of Environmental and Water Studiesen_US
newfileds.conferencePADUCO Internal Symposium (2019 : Birzeit University, Palestine)en_US
newfileds.general-subjectEngineering and Technology | الهندسة والتكنولوجياen_US
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