Application of landfill depletion model in determining the landfill lifespan

Ho, Soo Ling (2005) Application of landfill depletion model in determining the landfill lifespan. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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The purpose of this study is to discuss the estimation of Kayu Madang landfill lifespan by using a Landfill Depletion Model in various scenarios of solid waste management. The various scenarios are the different scenarios in recycling and compacting rates. All the data were collected from the various environmental departments in KK. The data for the year 1999 were used as the base year data and the past years data are used to verify the results, whereas two more years had been postulated which are year 2006 and year 2007. The result has shown that the landfill will be filled up in the year 2007 according to the data from the DBKK department of Kota Kinabalu while the landfill supposedly to have a total of 13 years lifespan. The lifespan of the landfill has decreased by five years due to the uncontrolled of rubbish generation and the inefficiency of the management. However, under different scenarios of compacting and recycling rates, the lifespan would possibly be extended to another two to seven years. If implemented, the prolong lifespan would benefit the authorities in making a well planning to solve the landfill issue.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Keyword: Kayu Madang, landfill lifespan, Landfill Depletion Model, solid waste management, prolong lifespan
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Department: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 14:43
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 13:01

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