Chemical manufacturing environmental regulations

Chemical manufacturing environmental impact

Guide

Your chemical manufacturing businesses can have a number of impacts on the environment, including:

  • air pollution such as volatile organic compounds from chemical reactions during mixing, blending, diluting or converting
  • land contamination from chemical or oil storage areas
  • waste disposal such as process residues, spent catalysts and solvents
  • water discharges including contaminated water from accidental spills or effluent treatment processes
  • fossil fuel use such as gas and oil used as raw materials and to provide heat and pressure
  • water use for processing, vessel washing and cooling

It is important to have the right permissions to carry out chemical manufacturing activities. Working with regulators helps to lessen your environmental impact and avoid fines or worse.