Comprehensive characteristics of the municipal solid waste generated in the faculty of engineering, UKM

A. Salsabili, M. Aghajani Mir, S. Saheri, Noor Ezlin Ahmad Basri

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The main aims in this research are to study the solid waste generation in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment in the UKM and at the same time to determine composition and some of the waste characteristics likewise: moisture content, density, pH and C/N ratio. For this purpose multiple campaigns were conducted to collect the wastes produced in all hostels, faculties, offices and so on, during 24th of February till 2nd of March 2009, measure and investigate them with regard to both physical and chemical characteristics leading to highlight the necessary management policies. Research locations are Faculty of Engineering and the Canteen nearby that. From the result gained, the most suitable solid waste management solution will be proposed to UKM. The average solid waste generation rate in UKM is 203.38 kg/day. The composition of solid waste generated are glass, plastic, metal, aluminum, organic and inorganic waste and others waste. From the laboratory result, the average moisture content, density, pH and C/N ratio values from the solid waste generated are 49.74%, 165.1 kg/m3, 5.3, and 7:1 respectively. Since, the food waste (organic waste) were the most dominant component, around 62% from the total waste generated hence, the most suitable solid waste management solution is composting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-634
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume46
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • Characterization and composition
  • Solid waste
  • Waste management

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Comprehensive characteristics of the municipal solid waste generated in the faculty of engineering, UKM. / Salsabili, A.; Aghajani Mir, M.; Saheri, S.; Ahmad Basri, Noor Ezlin.

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