The Coffee Board of Kenya Monthly Bulletin December 1981

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1981
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Coffee Board of Kenya
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Why Pollution Control is necessary.The most widespread industrial water pollutants in rural Kenya at the present time are the discharges of effluents arising from the wet processing of coffee.The present problems has arisen due to the rapid and still expanding increase in the production of coffee during the past decade.There are now over 500 factories in the country,all of them are situated in the rural areas and over three-quarters of the factories are designed to process at least 1 tonne of coffee per day. Since the weight of pollution,as measured by the Biological Oxycen Demand (B.O.D.)test arising from the processing of 1 tonne of coffee is equivalent to that caused by about 2,000 people per day and taking the current production of approximately 60,000 tonnes per annum
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Bulletin, 46 (549), pp. 341-368
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