Solid waste composition from semi aerobic sanitary landfill/ Ram Sulaiman Ramli

Ramli, Ram Sulaiman (2006) Solid waste composition from semi aerobic sanitary landfill/ Ram Sulaiman Ramli. [Student Project] (Submitted)


The successful planning for a waste management program is the availability of
reliable information about the quantity and the type of material being generated.
Municipal solid waste composition studies are essential to proper management of
waste for a variety of reasons including a need to estimate materials recovery
potential, to identify sources of component generation, to facilitate design of
processing equipment, to estimate physical, chemical, and thermal properties of the
wastes, and to maintain compliance with local, state, and national regulations. A
study was conducted in Pulau Burung Sanitary Landfill which is locate at Seberang
Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang for the purpose of identifying waste composition
(including chemical and physical characterization), as well as any daily variation. A
methodology was developed for conducting a composition study for solid waste
component. Hand sorting was used for classifying the collected wastes into the
following categories: plastics, paper, metals, aluminium, leather, wood, textiles,
rubbers, etc. Further analysis included ultimate analysis of combustible materials,
energy content, methane and leachate production were also carried out. The result
shows that the solid waste components dumped at the landfill are varies everyday, as
a result of a change in consumption patterns. Two main waste categories were
identified: food wastes and plastics, which represent 47% and plastic 21% of the total
waste in Pulau Burung sanitary landfill. The moisture contents and leachate produced
are influenced by weather and the characteristic of the solid waste while the energy
produced is influenced by moisture which is low moisture will increased the energy
to resource recovery for energy. The results of this study can be utilized by the
regional solid waste authorities in order to establish an integrated waste treatment
site, capable of fulfilling the regional waste management demands.


Item Type: Student Project
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Ramli, Ram Sulaiman
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Municipal refuse. Solid wastes > Sanitary landfills
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang > Permatang Pauh Campus > Faculty of Civil Engineering
Keywords: Sanitary landfill
Date: 1 December 2006
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