Science Target Conference Systems, Ajman 4th International Environment Conference 2016

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EFFECTIVE EFFLUENT WASTE MANAGEMENT AND WATER POLLUTION CONTROL IN SHELL BONNY TERMINAL
mba okechukwu agwu

Last modified: 2015-12-22

Abstract


The paper discussed effective effluent waste management and water pollution control in Shell Bonny terminal. It defines effective effluent waste management as the treatment and discharge of industrial wastewaters in such a manner that the physical, chemical and biological composition of the receiving water body is not altered. The research question addressed the extent of the relationship between effective effluent waste management and reduced water pollution/conflicts with host communities in Shell Bonny terminal. The place of study is Shell Bonny terminal while the duration of study is between July 2014 and June 2015. A descriptive research design was used in executing the study using 350 randomly selected respondents from a population of 3500 employees for questionnaire administration. The sample size of 350 was judgmentally determined from 10% of the population size. The core aspect of the study is the use of cross sectional survey research design in generating the required primary data. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results from the data analysis indicated that significant relationship exists between effective effluent waste management and reduced water pollution/conflicts with host communities. The research therefore recommends among others: regular maintenance of the emulsion treatment plant, management/ employees commitment to effective effluent waste management, training and re-training of employees on effective effluent waste management techniques, provision of incentives for safe effluent waste management practices and improvement of communication channels with host communities.

Keywords: effluent waste, water pollution, bonny river, community conflict, shell bonny terminal.