Basic Concepts of Cleaner Technologies

  • Michel Roustan
  • Sandrine Laigo
  • Jeanne Caille
  • Christian Roulph


The implementation of cleaner technologies in order to produce better while polluting less is a necessary step if one wishes to develop industrial activities in harmony with the environment. This chapter presents the basic concepts of cleaner technologies. After describing the effects of industrial activities on the environment, a definition of the cleaner technologies is given. A methodology for the implementation is proposed. Finally, the advantages of cleaner technologies are presented, showing it to be of great interest to the industries.


Clean Technology Waste Water Treatment Plant Direct Discharge Finish Product Strategic Advantage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Roustan
    • 1
  • Sandrine Laigo
    • 2
  • Jeanne Caille
    • 3
  • Christian Roulph
    • 4
  1. 1.Department Genie des Procedes IndustrielsINSAToulouse CedexFrance
  2. 2.IDE EnvironnementToulouse CedexFrance
  3. 3.Dpt Mesures Physiques IUT A Universite de Bordeaux ITalence CedexFrance
  4. 4.Ecole des Mines d’AlesAles CedexFrance

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