5 microns (PM2.5) were below the permissible limits of National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS
) with tumultuous concentrations.
The obtained results were compared with the national environmental quality standards (NEQS
), Pakistan for the disposal and usage of industrial and municipal wastewater as shown in Table 1.
Ground water, Surface water, Air quality and Noise tests were done and results were compared with NEQS
and the CORE standards.
Table I.- Characteristics of composite textile industry wastewater with NEQS
The 24 hour average of NO2 was 16.03 g/m3 and SO2 was 8.48 g/m3 against the NEQS
of 80 and 120 g/m3.
Our emphasis on safety and quality assurance has enabled us to meet international safety best practices benchmarks as well as compliance with National Environment Quality Standards (NEQS
The water discharge temperature shall strictky comply NEQS
standards to avoid any impact on the existing desalination plant.Audience of the hearing were informed that special funds had been reserved as part of the CSR (corporate social responsibility) aspect of the project so that the same could be used for socio-economic uplift and advancement of the area and its people.
They have already set up a wastewater treatment plant to treat 100% of its effluent, bringing it to NEQS
Releasing hazardous and toxic effluent and wastewater without treatment and without bringing it at par with the National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS
) was a violation of Section 11 of the Sindh Environmental Protection Act 2014, which prescribed heavy penalties or prison terms to the management as well as closure of the polluting industries concerned.
The average values of COD and BOD were found higher than the prescribed National Environmental Quality Standard (NEQS
In case of pH and chloride, only two out of nine industries were discharging wastewater as per NEQS
. The level of sulfate was found beyond the permissible limit in every analyzed industrial wastewater other than collected in January, 2014 for Interloop Textile and Kay & Emms Textile as shown in Fig.
Average concentrations of particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) in ambient air of each section of brick kilns were found to be above the National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS
) values which can cause pulmonary diseases.