Volume 3 Issue 2 ( September 2016 )

Pages 59-67

Characteristics of Industrial Wastewater discharged from Industrialized Provinces and Specific Industrial Sectors in China based on the Official Statistical Reports

Yusei Masaki


In the last two decades, China has struggled with a lot of heavy metal pollution problems, which are mainly caused by the period of high economic growth. Therefore, effective preliminary measures, including low cost treatment techniques should be established in order to achieve development of industrial activity without serious heavy metal pollutions, since we cannot consider separately these two factors; industrial development and heavy metal pollution. Challenges to realization of the industrial development without serious heavy metal pollution by Chinese government as a representative of developing country will have positive impacts on many would-be developed countries.

Keywords: heavy metal pollution, remediation, industrial wastewater, industrial development, developing country, China.