A study on the problems of the usage of incinerators in Malaysia / Muhamad Rosli Sulaiman ... [et al.]

Sulaiman, Muhamad Rosli and Syed Abdul Kadir, Sharifah Aishah and Ibrahim, Ruhani and Husin, Maryam (2007) A study on the problems of the usage of incinerators in Malaysia / Muhamad Rosli Sulaiman ... [et al.]. Scientific Research Journal, 4 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1675-7009


Incineration is one of the options available to dispose municipal solid wastes (MSW) as it is capable of breaking down hazardous non-metallic wastes besides destroying bacteria and viruses. In terms of volume of wastes, incineration can reduce almost instantaneously by 90 %. In 1998, the government of Malaysia embarked on a pilot project to use incinerators to dispose MSW in four popular resort islands to see the effectiveness of this technique of waste disposal. Seven units of mini incinerators were installed on the islands and the local municipals were made responsible to manage and maintain.This project looked into the problems arises when incineration is used for MSW disposal on these islands. Data collected revealed that the plants were not properly managed and maintained. This was due to the lack of funds available for effective and smooth operation and the absence of highly expert personnel required to maintain the plant. Other factors that contribute to the inefficiency are inadequate air pollution control facilities and the infrastructure which do not condon the foul odour. Further research work need to be done to monitor the operation of these incinerators in order to explore its potential to dispose waste safely, effectively and cleanly.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Sulaiman, Muhamad Roslimrosli@salam.uitm.edu.my
Syed Abdul Kadir, Sharifah AishahUNSPECIFIED
Ibrahim, RuhaniUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Incineration. Incinerators > Malaysia
Divisions: ?? sa_irdc ??
Journal or Publication Title: Scientific Research Journal
Journal: UiTM Journal > Scientific Research Journal
ISSN: 1675-7009
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-12
Item ID: 12819
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/12819


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