Environmental risk management of cement factories : case study in Iraq

Dissertant

Muhammad, Ahmad Jasim

Thesis advisor

al-Musawi, Tariq J.

University

Isra University

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Department

Engineering Project Management

University Country

Jordan

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2021

English Abstract

Cement industry is considered as one of the main sources of environmental pollution in several areas in the world.

This type of industry ranks among the largest types of construction industries that are a threat to the environment, particularly in terms of air quality and human health.

Several risks and hazards are encountered right from the mining of the raw material to the dispatching of the cement products, which harm the environment.

Hence, the reduction and control of risks resulted from cement industry is of great importance to keep the Environment.

In Iraq, it is well known that the projects in cement factories lack both the experience and implementation of risk management strategies.

Therefore, the risks management of cement factories in this country should be studied.

The aims of this study is the studying the application parameters of Environmental risk management methodology for the accounting the mitigated risks from three cements factories in Iraq.

Therefore, the most vital indicators of risk that influence the type and nature of the environment scrounging these three factories was focused in this study, which were judged based on the questionnaire results from experts and engineers in this field, to evaluate the implementation.

The principal risks arising from the cement industry are also discussed, and the management of the potential environmental risk is explained.

Furthermore, the degree to which these risks affected the environment was studied using the questionnaire technique.

It was found that the used methodology using questionnaire technique was an effective method of assessing the environmental risks in cement factories.

Based on the results determined from the questionnaire, the environmental risks considered in the present work, ranked in the order of priority, are: Air Pollution> Exposure to Noise> Electrical Hazards and consumption> Land Pollution> Greenhouse gas emissions> Generation of solid and hazardous wastes> Water Resources pollution> Public health effect.

In addition, results showed that a high risk level was observed to arise from air pollution and exposure to noise from all three cement factories under consideration in this study.

As a result, the cement industry needs to be submitted to various risk management strategies to reduce the risk intensity of air pollution and exposure to noise.

From this study, it can be concluded that the Environmental risk management studies must be applied as they are vital to the mitigation of the impacts of many risk sources in the cement factories.

Therefore, the recommendations of the present study suggest initiating a comprehensive study that considers the methods that can ensure a significant degree of risk mitigation in cement industry in Iraq.

In addition, a study that outlines the risk criteria for cement factories should be conducted.

Main Topic

Civil Engineering

No. of Pages

90

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Chapter One : Introduction.

Chapter Two : Literature review.

Chapter Three : Methodology and case study.

Chapter Four : Results and discussion.

Chapter Five : Conclusions and recommendations.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Muhammad, Ahmad Jasim. (2021). Environmental risk management of cement factories : case study in Iraq. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Isra University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1269023

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Muhammad, Ahmad Jasim. Environmental risk management of cement factories : case study in Iraq. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Isra University. (2021).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1269023

American Medical Association (AMA)

Muhammad, Ahmad Jasim. (2021). Environmental risk management of cement factories : case study in Iraq. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Isra University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1269023

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-1269023