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Avfall från Försvarsmaktens fordonstvätt i Boden: Är deponering det enda alternativet?
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine the contaminants found in the waste from the Swedish Armed Forces car wash in Boden, and to investigate the possibility of recycling the waste instead of depositing it. The study was performed by reading relevant literature and talking to people that is responsible for the car wash. The study includes results from two tests made on the waste, and these have been compared to guideline values from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. The waste contains various pollutants, such as different metals and oil. The different metals in the waste are zinc, chrome, lead, copper, nickel and cadmium. The metals have been described separately in the study, as well as the oil. Zinc is the most common metal in this type of waste, and oil occurs in the waste because of the products that are being used during the wash. The metals and oil have different impacts on human health and the environment, but it is the aquatic organisms that are the most vulnerable to metals in the environment. The results show that the waste can be recycled, and may or may not have a negative impact on the environment. It is possible to wash the waste to make it less hazardous, and after that it can be reused on the ground as improvement material.

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2013. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
landfill, metals, car wash
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-76197OAI: diva2:635569
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Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2013-07-05 Created: 2013-07-04 Last updated: 2013-07-05Bibliographically approved

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