Tradition Versus Alternative Methods of Production in the Fertilizer and the Chloralkali Industry:
ISSUE BEING ADDRESSED:
It has been said that the uses of traditional methods of production have a greater negative impact on the environment than alternative methods, which are seen to be greener. The issue at hand is the validity of this claim and if alternative methods are indeed greener and more advantageous than traditional ones.
ISSUES TO BE INVESTIGATED:
- What are the environmental disadvantages of the alternative production methods used in the fertilizer and chloralkali industry?
- What is the variation of cost between the alternative and the traditional methods?
- What are the problems existing methods entail?
- What negative effects do traditional methods have on humans as well as the environment?
- What are the environmental benefits of alternative methods?
- What is the practicality of using alternative methods instead of traditional ones?
- What resources are available for the alternative methods compared to the traditional methods in both industries?
- How reliable are the alternative methods compared to traditional ones?
- In the fertilizer industry, which method renders itself to be easily transported?
- What are the long term effects compared to the short ones and which is more beneficial to the environment and business in both industries.
Alternative methods in the chloralkali industry as well as in the fertilizer industry are less detrimental to the environment and humans, more sustainable, and the long-term effects outweigh those of the traditional production methods, but, the short-term effects of the traditional production methods are what make money for the people in the industry and it has practical benefits, with regards to distribution and price, that out-weight those of the alternative methods. But, after the weighing up of all the factors involved in both the traditional production methods as well...