Chemical industries

Processes, materials and wastes associated with chemical industries with regard to land contamination

Gruiz Katalin

In this chapter of e-courses we collected information on the processes, materials and wastes associated with chemical industries. Mainly the technical considerations are introduced here that need to be borne in mind at the start of an investigation for possible contamination. The attached studies are useful to the risk management and decision making process.Largest part of the information derives from the UK Environmental Agency website as "DoE Industry Profiles".

  • Asbestos manufacturing
  • Ceramics, cement and asphalt manufacturing
  • Coatings, paints and printing inks manufacturing
  • Cosmetics and toiletries manufacturing
  • Disinfectants manufacturing
  • Explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics manufacturing
  • Fertiliser manufacturing
  • Fine chemicals manufacturing
  • Inorganic chemical manufacturing
  • Linoleum, vinyl and bitumen-based floor covering manufacturing
  • Mastics, sealants, adhesives and roofing felt manufacturing
  • Organic chemical works
  • Pesticide manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Rubber processing
  • Soap and detergent manufacturing
  • Gas works, coke works and other coal carbonisation plants
  • Oil refineries and bulk storage of crude oil and petroleum products
  • Power stations excluding nuclear power stations
  • Pulp and paper manufacturing
  • Textile works and dye works
  • Timber products manufacturing
  • Timber treatment works