15 July 2012

Assessment of Ship Breaking and Recycling Industries in Bangladesh - An Effective Step Towards The Achievement Of Environmental Sustainability


Dismantling of ships in Chittagong, the commercial capital of Bangladesh is a reason for concern in recent years. Failure to provide for environmentally sustainable ship breaking procedure is an alert to the future generation to come. Ship scrapping is an important source of raw materials in South Asia. Bangladesh derives 80-90% of its steel from end-of-life ships. This study was conducted at SRS Ship Breaking Yard to assess the impact of Ship Breaking and Recycling Industries (SBRI) on environment through environmental impact assessment. This study also reflects the water quality in adjacent areas of SRS Ship Breaking Yard to criticize the impact of SBRI. Water quality parameters like Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Electric conductivity (EC), pH, Turbidity, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Chloride, Ammonia (NH3), Oil and Grease Concentration were measured in the surroundings of SRS Ship Breaking Yard and compared to international standards.

Dismantle, EIA, SBRI, Sustainable.

Mosabbir. Pasha, Aziz. HasanMahmood, Istiakur. Rahman, and Abul. Hasnat

Presented in:
International Conference on Agricultural, Environment and Biological Sciences (ICAEBS'2012) May 26-27, 2012 Phuket

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