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Survey of Solid Waste Management Status in Academic Centers: Case Study in a Military University

(2018) Survey of Solid Waste Management Status in Academic Centers: Case Study in a Military University. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine. pp. 99-105. ISSN 0976-5921

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Background: Planning and optimum waste management as the first step has need to waste characterization studies including the existing status, quantity and quality (physical composition) of generated solid waste at University. The aim of this study was evaluation of the existing situation, identification of the quantity and quality of solid waste in one of Iranian military universities. Materials and methods: This cross-sectional research was done in one of the Iranian military universities. The status of waste management was determined using self-made checklist (valid and reliable) and site visits and documents analysis. Quantity, quality, and physical analysis of waste was determined by weighting via trained personnel. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS 18 software and descriptive statistical methods. Results: Existing situation of waste management which has 58 score was weak in comparison with desirable situation as 112 score. The average weight, capitation and density of the waste were 419 kg/d, 288 gpc/d and 105.3 kg/m(3) respectively. Putrescible waste 40.15, paper and cardboard 13.99, soft plastics 13.10, dried plastics 6.35, wood and plant waste 6.14, glass 5.64 and ferrous metals 0.82 were the predominant components. Conclusion: Despite separation of valuable dry wastes, waste management status in this university is not desirable.. 40 of total wastes were valuable and recyclable. Recycle is a best-recommended procedure, which can lead to volume and capitation reduction and decreasing of collection, transport and disposal costs nearly 50.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Solid waste management Solid waste composition Waste per capita per day Waste generation Military University Case study disposal challenges malaysia cities health Research & Experimental Medicine
Page Range: pp. 99-105
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 9
Number: 2
ISSN: 0976-5921
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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