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Title: Economic Vessel to Clean the Polluted Water by Solid Waste in Waterway
Authors: Khatib, Milad
Mahmoud, Bassam
Affiliations: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Keywords: Environmental sustainability
Physical characteristics
Solid waste
Issue Date: 2024-01-01
Part of: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Vol. 366
Start page: 103
End page: 117
Conference: International Symposium on Water Pollution and Treatment, ISWPT 2022 (5th : 28-29 October, 2022 : Bangkok)
Lebanon is a country known for its abundance of water resources (natural and artificial). Numerous ports and tourist beaches exist along its coastline with the Mediterranean Sea. This positioning provides high resources, which are essential for the Lebanese economy. Solid wastes polluted almost all rivers and lakes for several reasons: Most of them are related to bad sewage systems, industrial wastes, and even from the Flora distributed along the rivers. Unfortunately, today, the Lebanese water pollution problem has become severe. Worse than the 2015 garbage crisis, which remains unsolved so far, Lebanese beaches are covered by solid wastes, besides that rivers and lakes are polluted with poisonous substances. It becomes urgent to find a solution for the accumulated solid wastes in the waterways and in the coastal regions. To maintain the environmental system, several researchers, around the world, designed and produced different machines to collect aquatic solid wastes, and to check their physical characteristics. Such machines are expensive referring to the bad economic crisis that occurred in Lebanon and the surrounding countries. The aim of this study is to produce a new vessel machine that has a navigation ability to reach the polluted zone in the waterways, collect the floating solid waste, and transport it to the shore to evacuate them. This new vessel still has the same quality and performance already existing in the international market, while reducing the cost of manufacturing, operation, and maintenance.
ISBN: 9789819937363
ISSN: 23662557
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-99-3737-0_11
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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