Characteristics and characterization methodologies of msw at source - a review

Goh,, Chun Teck (2009) Characteristics and characterization methodologies of msw at source - a review. [Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Rapid economic growth, increasing population and change in lifestyle contribute to increasing the generation of municipal solid waste (MSW). Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) are waste which consist of components such as papers, glass, metal, plastics, rubber and leather, textiles, yard waste, food waste and miscellaneous inorganic wastes. This paper presents a review on the characteristics and characterization methodologies of Municipal solid waste at sources. The method used to determine the characteristics of MSW is sampling. Materials are collected at different sources and are separated. The material is then characterized by its physical and chemical characteristics. Chemical characteristics of municipal solid waste are determined by chemical analysis. Landfilling is a one of the municipal solid waste management strategy. Landfilling produces landfill gas which contaminates the nature and also society. Methane and Carbon dioxide are the major component in landfill gas. Methane is collected and reuse as a new energy. Proper characterization of municipal solid waste is fundamental for the planning of municipal waste management services.

Item Type: Project Report
Additional Information: Project report (B.Sc. ) - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords: UNIMAS, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Factory and trade waste--Environmental aspects, Factory and trade waste--Management, undergraduate, 2009
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 14 May 2015 03:44
Last Modified: 14 May 2015 03:44
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/7471

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