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HAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT

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French Equivalent: Traitement des déchets dangereux

Definition:
The two categories of treatment of hazardous waste are:

(a) physical hazardous waste treatment: an approach including phase separation, such as through lagooning, filtration or centrifugation, and solidification into hard material allowing for landfill disposal;

(b) thermal hazardous waste treatment: high—temperature oxidation of wastes that converts them into gases and solid residues.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2001