Guidelines for management and handling of Phosphogypsum generated from phosphoric acid plants (Final Draft)

The Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling & Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008 notified under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 excluded phosphogypsum from hazardous waste category under Schedule-I and
stipulates that the management of phosphogypsum from phosphoric acid fertiliser plants shall be carried out in accordance with the guidelines of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). In view of the above, this guideline has been prepared to address the overall aspects of phosphogypsum handling, storage and disposal including its utilisation. The report also covers present scenario with regard to the generation of phosphogypsum from fertiliser units, existing management and handling practices followed by the phosphoric acid plants in the Country as well as in other parts of the World.