Relationship between knowledge and perception of integrated waste management disposal technology and acceptance by public in MPKJ / Ahmad Sairi

Sairi, Ahmad (2011) Relationship between knowledge and perception of integrated waste management disposal technology and acceptance by public in MPKJ / Ahmad Sairi. PhD thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


Planning and engineering for Integrated Waste Management (IWM) facilities requires some form of public participation in considering the types of technology to be adopted by the local authority. The study aims to identify the relationship between knowledge and perception on IWM disposal technology and its level of acceptance by the public in Majlis Perbandaran Kajang, Malaysia (MPKj). The data collected from 5 main development area of MPKj is hope to assist planners and engineers to locate, build and programmed the facilities in achieving the objectives of sustainable waste management. About 654 respondents were sampled through Likert-style structured questionnaires quantitatively and qualitatively to provide the perceptions and understanding on IWM disposal technologies, the acceptance of IWM facilities and technologies, choices of waste disposal technology and types of waste management technology that resolve the environmental problem. 6 knowledge components were identified in the model of relationship between perception and acceptance of IWM disposal technology; knowledge on information and disposal methods, knowledge on waste management issues, knowledge on participation and recycling, knowledge on fundamental waste concepts, knowledge on types of waste technologies and knowledge on the environmental issues associated to waste technologies. The Acceptance model shows key knowledge variable having greatest influence is knowledge on the environmental issue related to waste disposal activities. Acceptance of technologies is influence by the respondents' practices of waste collection and disposal, the understanding of benefits from waste facilities, attitudes and willingness to bear the cost of waste disposal. Components determining the choice of waste disposal technology include the knowledge on the advantages of disposal technologies and the needs and cause for waste treatment. Three components which determine the acceptance of waste technology are the concern of pollution, preferred distance of waste facilities and the order on choice of disposal technologies.


Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
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Sairi, Ahmad
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Keywords: Integrated Waste Management (IWM), disposal technology, Majlis Perbandaran Kajang, Malaysia (MPKj), waste disposal technology, waste management technology
Date: 2011
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