Control Banding for wastes: a spreadsheet for a simple and fast comparison of impact on the enviroment of wastes with chemical substances

  • José Ángel Rodríguez Corrales
  • Alex Horacio González Murillo
  • Carmen Mora Aparicio
  • Christopher Solís Ocampo Universidad Nacional
Keywords: control banding, wastes, impact on the environment, hazards

Abstract

Diminishing the polluting effect of wastes upon citizens and the environment represents an important aim to fulfill to guarantee a better life quality and a sustainable development. To address this problem a classification system of any chemical output and a score based in the quantity and danger was obtained by a control banding technique. By developing a spreadsheet based in this concept, the entries were specified for the chemical and toxic properties of any substance with a MSDS registry. From this work, it was obtained a classification based in the quantity, concentration, known toxicity and effects (i.e. LD50 and Risk Phases, known as R phrases) inside a fixed scale for each point. This tool can be applied to several situations where chemical wastes cannot be assessed once they are eliminated.
Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
Rodríguez Corrales, J., González Murillo, A., Mora Aparicio, C., & Solís Ocampo, C. (2013). Control Banding for wastes: a spreadsheet for a simple and fast comparison of impact on the enviroment of wastes with chemical substances. Uniciencia, 27(1), 140-155. Retrieved from https://www.revistas.una.ac.cr/index.php/uniciencia/article/view/4947
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Original scientific papers (evaluated by academic peers)

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