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Mapping & Characterizing Battery Waste Management Facilities in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.advisor Dhaini, Hassan Bou Rached, Yara 2024-02-07T14:24:21Z 2024-02-07T14:24:21Z 2024-02-07 2024-02-07
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to investigate the occupational exposure of battery recyclers to heavy metals and the resulting environmental pollution caused by these recycling facilities in Lebanon. The study utilized soil and water analysis for the heavy metals Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd) and Mercury (Hg) in the vicinity of three identified battery recycling facilities in Lebanon, as well as two structured questionnaires, one addressed to the managers of the facilities and the other to the workers, to assess waste management practices and determine the extent of exposure and contamination at the workplace. The results of the metal analysis indicated a significant increase in exposure levels and environmental contamination of Lead (Pb), and the results of the questionnaires further revealed several mishandling practices, highlighting the need for improved management practices and further investigation by designated authorities. This research provides valuable insights on the impact of battery recycling on both workers and the environment and offers recommendations for an improved occupational safety. Overall, this study contributes to a deeper understanding of the potential risks associated with battery recycling facilities in Lebanon and the need for more sustainable practices in the industry.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Battery Recycling Facilities
dc.subject Occupational Exposure
dc.subject Environmental Pollution
dc.subject Heavy Metals
dc.title Mapping & Characterizing Battery Waste Management Facilities in Lebanon
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Department of Environmental Health
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.commembers Abiad, Mohamad
dc.contributor.commembers Ghandour, Lilian
dc.contributor.commembers Jurdi, Mey MS in Environmental Sciences
dc.contributor.AUBidnumber 202123720

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