Environmental Technology

Control and Phase out of dioxins from industrial and Non-Industrial activities

Dioxin Research Unit has undertaken the UNIDO sponsored programme through Ministry of Environment and Forests for control and phase out of dioxins in the country. A survey was initiated earlier to identify industrial and non-industrial sources of dioxins in specific and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The release of dioxins and furans to various compartment of environment from a source has been estimated. Annual emission of dioxins and furans from the identified sources were calculated using UNEP toolkit. Real estimation of dioxin release also carried out in order to develop our own emission factor to estimate the original release. The inventorisation is expected to complete by December 2010.