Municipal solid waste composition analysis at Kayu Madang landfill

Leong, Tze Fui (2010) Municipal solid waste composition analysis at Kayu Madang landfill. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.


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A significant problem facing the world and Malaysia was the increasing solid waste generation by the population. A fundamental prerequisite for the successful implementation of solid waste management plan is the availability of sufficient and precise information about the quantities and composition of the waste generated. The objective of this study was to determine the quantity, generation rate and composition of Municipal Solid Waste generated by three municipalities which are Penampang, Kota Belud and Kota Kinabalu districts from Kayu Madang landfill, Telipok, Sabah. Waste samplings were done from September till November 2009. During this period, three samples were collected randomly from each of the districts municipalities. The result indicated that there were 7 categories of waste composition found in the three municipalities which are glass, paper, plastic, metal, organic waste, textile and other. From the result, it shows that the organic waste and plastic were the main component in MSW where 24.5% for Penampang, 29% in Kota Belud district and 31.6% for Kota Kinabalu district. Kota Kinabalu recorded the highest percentage in plastic with 32% following Kota Belud with 29% and Penampang with 23.2%. The generation rate of the Penampang district is 0.83 Kg/Capital/Day, Kota Belud district was 0.77 Kg/Capital/Day and Kota Kinabalu showed 0.86 Kg/Capital/Day. The composition analysis study is essential for the development of sustainable municipal solid waste management in these districts.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: solid waste, waste sampling, waste composition, development of sustainable municipal
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 06:22
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 07:18

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