Hazardous waste is any unwanted material, the disposal of which poses a threat to the environment, i.e. explosive, flammable, oxidizing, poisonous/infectious, radioactive, corrosive and/or toxic/ecotoxic. The waste can be treated chemically (i.e. by neutralisation, oxidation, reduction, hydrolysis, precipitation), physically (encapsulation, separation), biologically (using microorganisms) or thermally (incineration). Most treated waste is then deposited in landfills. This session will bring out various methods, legal actions taken by the government and other benefits of hazardous waste management at Recycling Conference.
- Radioactive waste management
- classification of hazardous waste
- Chemical and Biological waste management