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