Wastewater Treatment Model in Washing Stations for Vehicles Transporting Dangerous Goods

This article proposes a wastewater treatment model for washing stations at which vehicles transporting dangerous goods are cleaned. The author notes that clean vehicles provide a positive corporate image to customers but, in addition, for those companies handling dangerous goods, there are other compelling reasons to clean the vehicles. The author discusses special technology required for washing these vehicles, depending on the transport means used, the change of type of goods in carriage, the preliminary preparation of a vehicle prior to cargo loading, and maintenance needs. Water applied in the washing process collects the residue of goods carried in the vehicle and is polluted to such an extent that it cannot be discharged into sewers, nor directly in to a watercourse, without previous treatment. The author also covers chemical pretreatment of polluted water, and the technology of sludge processing and neutralization. The author concludes by reminding readers that although the truck washing technologies may be more apparent (resulting in shiny clean vehicles), the truly advanced technology is required for wastewater treatment and elimination of adverse environmental impacts.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 277-283
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01003029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 2005 6:47AM