The topic of pollution prevention in manufacturing industries using technology is familiar. It is notable that I have a critical understanding of the topic in relation to the emergence of technology and different methods used to minimize waste emission.
I also understand that pollution prevention emerged from the need to protect the environment from degradation and that appropriate regulations require manufacturers to put in place measures to prevent the release of dangerous emissions.
The notable thing I would like to learn on this topic entails the latest innovative technology with the ability to control pollution through a multidimensional approach. This area of the topic is interesting because it will enable me to gain crucial knowledge regarding the recent developments in the field.
I was interested in this topic because of its uniqueness and the challenge in presents in researching the topic I would like to learn about. Furthermore, it presents an opportunity to undertake research aimed at establishing whether or not complete pollution prevention that ensures a clean environment is attainable.
The topic has a correlation with trends in the industry, particularly in relation to escalating environmental degradation. It is notable that pollution from manufacturing companies has been associated with the increasing cases of environmental degradation. The research established that pollution prevention efforts implemented through the application of technology are not entirely efficient.
The initial thoughts about this topic are that pollution prevention initiatives should ensure environmental health. However, technology has not been able to provide complete protection of the environment against emissions. It is notable that machine errors could reduce the efficiency of the technologies. Furthermore, human error may affect the effectiveness of technology used in preventing pollution.
Pollution prevention in industries remains a challenging experience for manufacturers and different industries employ suitable technological methods to handle specific sources and types of pollutants. The pollution prevention methods eliminate pollutants and effluents before wastes are released into the environment. However, the technology cannot provide 100% efficiency, which makes the environment to contain certain aspects of wastes.
The application of advanced technology in industrial pollution prevention emerged in 1980s through to 1990s after engineers and scientists started developing expertise for waste minimization, source reduction, and clean production (Mulholland & Dyer, 2009).
The methodology for manufacturing emissions minimization has continued to expand and more companies are adopting technologies, which are highly appropriate to their strategies.
The methodology of waste generation minimization employed by diverse manufacturers aims at ensuring complete elimination of emissions. Manufacturers also consider economic aspects of pollution prevention methods (Mulholland & Dyer, 2009). This guide manufacturer to adopt appropriate technologies for source pollution prevention, waste treatment, particulate control, and solid waste control approaches.
The research indicates that different manufacturers undertake pollution measures in their industries in order to ensure the attainment of clean environment (Mulholland & Dyer, 2009).
The methodology employed by manufacturers depends on the costs involved in the pollution prevention strategies. In addition, the application of technological approaches is not likely to realize complete prevention of pollution because of errors associated with machines.
This research establishes that pollution prevention is a critical component of manufacturing activities for companies. The application of technology in industrial waste minimization started in 1980s through to 1990s and has evolved over the years to the present advanced expertise. The paper argues that complete pollution prevention in manufacturing industries is not possible.
Mulholland, K. L., & Dyer, J. A. (2009). Pollution prevention: Methodology, technologies, and practices. New York, NY: American Institute of Chemical Engineers.