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Management of collection, treatment and disposal of hospital wastewater-case study: Hamadan and Kermanshah Province’ hospitals (2014)

(2016) Management of collection, treatment and disposal of hospital wastewater-case study: Hamadan and Kermanshah Province’ hospitals (2014). International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology.

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Abstract

According to environmental standards, treatment and disposal of hospital wastewater consider as a necessary action, so this study aim to survey collection, treatment and disposal of Hamadan and Kermanshah Province’ Hospitals in 2014. This is a cross-sectional research which it’s population include 19 public and private hospitals in Kermanshah and 16 public hospitals in Hamadan. Tools and methods for data collection was set through the checklist which includes 18 items, the first 7 items are about general properties of hospital and rest of the items are about hospital’s treatment and it’s wastewater disposal condition. The checklist was fallen out in-person. Finally, the data showed through tables and description diagrams. Results demonstrate that among total 19 hospitals in Kermanshah state, seven hospitals (36.84) have active wastewater treatment plant, five of them (26.1) have inactive ones and the other seven hospitals (37.5) do not have wastewater treatment system. About 16 hospitals of Hamadan, six of them (37.5) have wastewater treatment and the other ten hospitals (62.5) do not have wastewater treatment system, and the raw wastewater in these hospitals enters to absorbing well, septic tank or urban wastewater collection systems. Consider to environmental and health problems of discharging hospital wastewater without proper treatment, lack of active wastewater treatment plant in 12 hospitals (63.15) in Kermanshah state and 10 hospitals (62.5) in Hamadan state is a serious concern. So in order to implement the necessary standards in a hospital and establishment of an environmental management system (ISO 14000) for setting a management processes to improve the quality of hospital wastewater disposal, some actions such as obtaining policy for construction of wastewater treatment in every single hospital and operate it by organization and wastewater experts, raw and treated wastewater chlorination to reduce entry pollution into collection systems and wastewater treatment plants, adequate supervision by health authorities, water and wastewater organizations and other related organs could be really effective. © 2016, International Journal Of Pharmacy and Technology. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 0
Keywords: Collection; Disposal; Hamadan state; Hospital wastewater; Kermanshah state; Management; Treatment
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 670-847 Environmental Pollution. Sanitation
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Social Determinants in Health Promotion Research Center
Depositing User: خانم الهه خسروی
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4041

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