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Application of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for Building a Case for Industrial Pollution Prevention: Case Study of a Dairy Processing Facility

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dc.contributor.advisor Farahbakhsh, Khosrow
dc.contributor.author Aikenhead, Graham Smith
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-11T20:42:33Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-11T20:42:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2013-01
dc.date.created 2013-01-07
dc.date.issued 2013-01-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/5297
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates the use of a combined set of quantitative and qualitative tools to help address known barriers associated with adopting and sustaining pollution prevention (P2) in an industrial manufacturing setting. The research was conducted at an Ontario dairy processing facility in the form of a case study. P2 is an alternative approach to traditional pollution control or abatement techniques. P2 is a preferred method for pollution management, both environmentally and economically, as it focuses on the efficient use of resources to prevent pollution at the source. The tools used in this research included: wastewater treatability testing, hierarchical process mapping, employee interviews, and causal loop diagrams (CLDs). The application of these tools assisted the participating facility in better characterizing its existing environmental problems, uncovering concrete resource saving opportunities within its processes, and providing more adaptive visual approaches of documenting and conveying P2 concepts. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship OMAFRA Agri-Food and Rural Link KTT Funding Program en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Pollution Prevention en_US
dc.subject Dairy Procesing en_US
dc.subject Hierarchical Process Mapping en_US
dc.subject Causal Loop Diagram en_US
dc.subject Knowledge Translation and Transfer en_US
dc.subject Employee Engagement en_US
dc.subject Cleaner Production en_US
dc.subject Resource Efficiency en_US
dc.title Application of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for Building a Case for Industrial Pollution Prevention: Case Study of a Dairy Processing Facility en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Engineering en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Applied Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Engineering en_US
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