municipal solid waste disposal Articles

  • GHG emissions: an assessment at municipal solid waste disposal site in Indore, India

    After ratifying the Kyoto protocol the assessment of anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHG) inventories has become crucial for India. Municipal solid waste management system for city of Indore, India, has been evaluated for GHG emissions over a period of 41 years. Corresponding assessment of CO2, methane and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Greenhouse gas emission potential of the municipal solid waste disposal sites in Thailand

    Open dumping and landfilling are the prevalent solid waste disposal practices in Thailand. Surveys on the disposal sites revealed the presence of 95 landfills and 330 open dumps. Methane emission potential at these sites was estimated by three methods. Results of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) method, Landfill Gas Emission model (LandGEM), and closed flux chamber technique ...

  • Waste Disposal

    Introduction The final step in the waste management process is waste disposal, the permanent isolation of waste. Some wastes can be managed and disposed safely with existing facilities and proven methods. Other Department of Energy (DOE) wastes require more complex disposal facilities. DOE has conducted extensive research into alternative waste disposal methods and has concluded that deep ...

  • Quantification of municipal solid waste for Patna city

    Solid waste includes a good sphere of multidisciplinary source which reflects the life style of the people generating it and the existing process in solid waste management. In developing state of India, an inherent demand of resource increases the waste population that further aggravates the economics of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management system. In recent years, due to drastic increase in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Status of municipal solid waste management system in India

    Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) has become a worldwide concern and is a major issue especially in developing countries due to environmental problems, such as air, soil and water pollution and generation of greenhouse gases from open dumping sites. The MSW management is going through a critical phase due to the non–availability of suitable facilities to treat and dispose of the increasing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New model of municipal solid waste management

    In the current scenario, the waste is an indicator of socioeconomic development. So, the more booming economy is, the greater the volume of produced waste. The downside of this scenario is the result of technological bottlenecks of conventional management models. In this context, this paper discusses and proposes a new model for urban solid waste (USW) management, based on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Municipal solid waste management in Khoram Abad City

    This paper presents an overview of current municipal solid waste management in Khoram Abad city. Necessary data was collected from municipality information, direct observation, taking photography, Interviewing with responsible persons and a questionnaire. According to data collected by the local authorities, the waste generation rate is estimated to be 800 g/cap. d   with density of 243 ...


  • Municipal solid waste: zero tolerance management strategy

    Currently, Indian cities generate waste which is being disposed in its outskirt as open dumping. This approach affects health and life of people living at city outskirts. A paradigm shift is required in the approach to waste management. Waste management policy should aim at scientific processing of waste within the city itself. This paper highlights policy framework towards management of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Co-composting of sewage sludge and municipal solid waste

    Israel production of sewage sludge and MSW grows each year due to the increasing number of modern Wastewater plants that are using activated sludge process and the increasing population. Non-stabilized Sewage sludge is an environmental nuisance due to high level of pathogens, offensive odours, insect attraction and potential water sources pollution. The Haifa region itself, where the study took ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Municipal solid waste and recovery potential: Bangladesh perspective

    Rapid urbanization and population growth are largely responsible for very high increasing rate of MSW generation in the urban areas of Bangladesh, one of the densely populated Least Developed Asian Countries (LDACs). These scenario posses a social, environmental and professional threat for city dwellers, urban planners, development authorities and other concerned stakeholders. In Bangladesh, a ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Alternative stabilisation options of mechanically sorted organic fraction from municipal solid waste prior to landfill disposal

    In order to foresee the measures of the Directive 1999/31/EC, waste management policies are focused on the reduction of organic matter landfill disposal, through the recovering of the organic waste stream or the pre-treatment of residual wastes before landfilling. This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of possible stabilisation treatments of the mechanically sorted organic fraction ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impacts with waste disposal practices in a suburban municipality in Sri Lanka

    Solid waste disposal is a major threat to environments of developing countries since most of the solid waste generated end up directly in open dumps. This paper presents a case study conducted in a municipality in Sri Lanka. Officials, More than 300 householders of different income groups and landfill operators were interviewed to examine current practices and environmental problems. Groundwater ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Municipal solid waste - waste to energy conversion in India: an overview

    Municipal solid waste (MSW) is generated in enormous quantities, in India, causing environmental problems. It is collected primarily by sweeping in India and dumped on the outskirts of urban areas, which pollute the environment. Such MSWs also release methane and carbon dioxide, which are important greenhouse gases. MSW comprises biodegradable material. The MSW disposal methods in India mainly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bioenergy and charcoal production: an alternative option for disposal of combustible municipal wastes

    This project explored the possibility of using a CSIRO process to convert green waste (70,000 T/yr) to bioenergy. Tests conducted using CSIRO fluidised bed technique show that these wastes can be successfully converted to charcoal, and that this charcoal is very suitable for use as cooking fuels. The charcoal recovery rates achieved are also acceptable for commercial production and use as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Deep in the Dumps? How municipalities can avert a waste disposal crisis

    Municipalities across Canada are looking for economical and environmental methods to improve their waste management diversion methods. Some are scrambling to assess and extend landfill disposal capacity and others are trying to dramatically increase their diversion rates. Many are initiating a combination of strategies. Canada's largest city has arguably received the most attention with regard to ...

  • Emission of volatile organic compounds from solid waste disposal sites

    The emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a solid waste disposal site for municipal solid wastes was quantified. The VOCs contained in the landfill gas taken at the site were benzene, toluene, xylenes, ethyl benzenes, and trimethyl benzenes, while the concentrations of chlorinated compounds were very low. The concentration of benzene in the landfill gas samples ranged from below the ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Self-sustained vermicomposting plant at municipal solid waste generation point

    The increase in quantum of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generation puts additional burden on MSW and energy management. Out of all the wastes, the biodegradable waste is the worst waste regarding heat generation due to anaerobic conditions of the waste. The expenditure on collection, transportation and disposal of MSW are very high and environmentally unhygienic. The waste can be converted into ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluating financial aspects of municipal solid waste management in Mysore City, India

    Majority of waste management plans are severely constrained by the lack of resources to finance these services. In developing countries, collection and transportation of waste are the most costly Solid Waste Management (SWM) activities. Safe disposal invariably receives less attention. Mysore City, one of the largest cities of Karnataka (India) with a population of around 0.8 million, is facing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Slope failures in municipal solid waste dumps and landfills: a review

    Between 1977 and 2005 six large-scale failures of municipal solid waste dumps and landfills have been recorded in the technical literature. The volumes of waste mobilized in the failures varied from 10—12 000 m3 in a failure that killed nearly 300 people to 1.5 million m3 in a failure that caused no deaths or injuries. Of the six failures, four occurred in dumps that, as far as is known, had not ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Economic insight into municipal solid waste management in Mumbai: a critical analysis

    Mumbai generates 6256 tonnes of waste every day, of which 17.20% is recyclable, but only a fraction of this is retrieved by rag-pickers. The economic value of the retrieved material is not considered by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai in valuing the waste management system as there is no retrieval mechanism except the informal rag-picking activity. Moreover, the cost of land used for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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