Managing hauled industrial wastewater in Jordan, a case study, Dr. Bashaar Ammary
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe a project intended for the implementation of a formal cradle to grave management program for hauled or trucked industrial wastewater in Jordan.
Design/methodology/approach: Industries that do not have treatment onsite or that treat their industrial wastewater to a level not suitable for disposal into sewers or those that do not have access to sewer system have to haul their industrial wastewater to a treatment or disposal facility. At present most industries haul their industrial wastewater to a solid waste landfill site specially designated to receive industrial wastewater. In the program presented here, a manifest system for these industries have been introduced and implemented in a number of pilot projects.
Findings: A manifest form has been devised and used in a number of pilot demonstrations that enabled the formulation of specific conclusions and recommendations. Before implementing this manifest a program that includes training, awareness, governmental enforcement and commitment, and upgrading of disposal sites and laboratories capabilities has to be implemented.
Originality/value: Management of hauled industrial wastewater is very important in a water poor country like Jordan. The introduction of a manifest system and the identification of the problems associated with its implementation are key issues for sustainable development in Jordan.
Keywords: Hauled liquid waste; Industrial wastewater; Manifest; Waste management.
Citation: Ammary, B.Y. (2015), "Managing hauled industrial wastewater in Jordan, a case study", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 155-167. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-02-2015-0005