Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility
Definition - What does Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility mean?
A Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility is an amenity that performs the process of treating, storing and disposing all types of wastes which consist of industrial hazardous or non-hazardous wastes as well as municipal wastes. These facilities ensure that the wastes are classified as Class I to Class VI categories and are disposed deep underground in order to control pollution. These facilities also ensure that underground water sources remain unaffected during the disposal.
Petropedia explains Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility
Treatment, storage and disposal process is conducted by treatment, storage and disposal facilities abbreviated as TSDF’s. The facilities are tasked with performing the following duties:
- Collect all type of wastes from various locations where these facilities are located.
- Differentiate between the wastes, i.e., whichever waste can be decomposed, recycled or treated without affecting the environment is separated from other type of waste and disposed.
- Categorize the rest of the industrial waste (hazardous or non-hazardous) on the basis of Class I to Class VI category waste.
- Contact the regulators, industrial representatives for treating such type of wastes.
Disposal facilities permanently contain hazardous wastes. The most common type of disposal facility is a landfill, where hazardous wastes are disposed of in carefully constructed units designed to protect groundwater and surface-water resources.