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|Title: ||STUDY ON MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT OF ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY|
|Authors: ||Kassahun, Seyoum|
|Advisors: ||Dr. Tassisa Kaba|
Ato Teshome Worku
|Keywords: ||Environmental Engineering|
|Copyright: ||Jul-2007 |
|Date Added: ||10-May-2012 |
|Abstract: ||The activities involved with the management of solid wastes are the control of
generation, storage, collection, transfer and transport, processing and disposal of
the waste with best principles of environmental considerations. Physical and
chemical analyses of refuse must be known to develop and design proper
management of the waste.
Prior to sample collection for the analysis, preliminary site visits were made to
observe the physical nature of the solid wastes in dust bins at different localities
of the university, and sites were selected for sample collection.
Following stratified random sampling technique and using preliminary site
investigation, a total number of 8 sites were selected to get representative sample
for the study.
Physical and chemical analyses were done to determine selected parameters,
which were considered relevant for selection of appropriate solid waste disposal
The characterization of MSW from 8 sites belonging to the three categories viz.
students mess; student hostels; and offices- have shown that the quantum and
physical characteristics from A.A.U. campuses show trend towards developed
countries and major metropolitan cities in Ethiopia, depicting a higher standard of
In chemical analysis a modified equation, based on percentages of compostable
fractions, paper, and plastics with rags, has been suggested for estimation of
energy content of the solid waste.
Based on the analysed parameters, proposal for solid waste disposal of A.A.U. has
|Appears in:||Thesis - Environmental Engineering|
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