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Physical Characteristics of Solid Waste

In order to identify the exact characteristics of municipal wastes, it is necessary that we analyze those using physical, chemical and biological parameters which are discussed below: Information and data on the physical characteristics of solid wastes are important for the selection and operation of equipment and for the analysis and design of

Factors Affecting Solid Waste Management System

Following are the factors affecting solid waste management system, its design, development, and operation: Institutional Factors Social Factors Financial Factors Economic Factors Technical Factors Environmental Factors

Collection of Solid Wastes

Collection of Solid Wastes and separated waste in an urban area is difficult and complex because the generation of residential and commercial-industrial solid waste takes place in every home, every apartment building, and every commercial and industrial facility as well as in the streets, parks, and even vacant areas.

Generation of Solid Waste

Generation of solid waste is a result of natural, human and animal activities. Knowledge of generation of solid waste is important in the planning, designing and operation of solid waste management system. Generation has two aspects: One is the quality of solid waste and the other is the quantity of solid waste.

Functional Elements of Solid Waste Management System

A comprehensive solid waste management system comprises of six basic functional elements including generation of the solid waste, on-site handling & storage, its collection, transfer & transport, material and resource recovery and disposal. Generation of solid waste is a result of natural, human and animal activities. Knowledge of generation of solid

Types of Solid Wastes - Based on Origin and Composition

Solid wastes are the organic and inorganic waste materials such as product packaging, grass clippings, furniture, clothing, bottles, kitchen refuse, paper, appliances, paint cans, batteries, etc., produced in a society, which do not generally carry any value to the first user(s). Solid wastes, thus, encompass both a heterogeneous mass of wastes from the urban

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