Treatment, Storage, and Disposal (TSD)

Definition - What does Treatment, Storage, and Disposal (TSD) mean?

Treatment, Storage and Disposal is the process of treating, storing and disposing hazardous or non-hazardous waste deep underground in order to control pollution. The process is also conducted in a way which safeguards underground water sources. Treatment, storage and disposal process is conducted by treatment, storage and disposal facilities abbreviated as TSDF’s.

Petropedia explains Treatment, Storage, and Disposal (TSD)

Hazardous waste management facilities receive hazardous wastes for treatment, storage, or disposal. These facilities use various processes such as, incineration or oxidation to alter the character or composition of the hazardous wastes. Some treatment processes enable the wastes to be recovered and reused in manufacturing settings while other treatment processes dramatically reduce the amount of the hazardous wastes. Storage facilities temporarily hold hazardous wastes until they are treated or disposed.

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.

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