Seasonal variation in composition and characteristics of indian municipal solid waste –A case study

Authors

  • Anita Agrawal Asso. Prof. and Head, Dept of Chemistry, RITEE, Raipur, India.
  • Rama Pandey Prof., SOS in Chemistry, Pt. R. S. University, Raipur, India.
  • M L Agrawal Principal, RITEE, Raipur, India.

Keywords:

Muncipal solid waste, seasonal variation, characterization

Abstract

In developing countries like India, rapid urbanization and uncontrolled population growth have lead to the socio-environmental problem of ill-managed municipal solid waste. Evaluating the characteristics of municipal solid waste is an important aspect of MSWM because the selection of effective management strategies depends on the types and variation in the characteristics of the waste to be managed. The focus of the present paper is to determine the variation in composition as well as characteristics of municipal solid waste for Indian conditions. A case study is presented for Raipur city to determine the seasonal variation in waste characteristics. The seasonal variation in characteristics of MSW was found to be in a wide range of 4-125 %, so for comprehensive management of this MSW, a proper combination of recycling and recovery, composting, energy generation and dumping on land should be adopted. 

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Author Biographies

Anita Agrawal, Asso. Prof. and Head, Dept of Chemistry, RITEE, Raipur, India.

Asso. Prof. and Head, Dept of Chemistry, RITEE, Raipur, India.

Rama Pandey, Prof., SOS in Chemistry, Pt. R. S. University, Raipur, India.

Prof., SOS in Chemistry, Pt. R. S. University, Raipur, India.

M L Agrawal, Principal, RITEE, Raipur, India.

Principal, RITEE, Raipur, India.

Published

27-07-2013

How to Cite

Agrawal, A., R. Pandey, and M. L. Agrawal. “Seasonal Variation in Composition and Characteristics of Indian Municipal Solid Waste –A Case Study”. Recent Research in Science and Technology, vol. 5, no. 5, July 2013, https://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/rrst/article/view/1060.

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