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Title: Characterisation and composition of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated in Sangamner City, District Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Authors: Thitame, Sunil Namdeo
Pondhe, G. M.
Meshram, D. C.
Keywords: Municipal solid waste
Composition
Characteristics Municipal solid waste
Composition
Characteristics
Issue Date: 5-Nov-2009
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Environ Monit Assess (2010) 170:1–5
Abstract: This paper deals with the characteristics and composition of municipal solid waste (MSW) generated in Sangamner city. The composition of solid waste was studied by segregating it into different component, i.e., kitchen waste, paper, earth and fine material, slaughter house waste, leaves, metals, etc. These components were categorised into organic waste and inorganic waste. It was observed that Sangamner city produces around 61% organic waste, and the rest is inorganic waste. The characteristics of organic solid waste, i.e., pH, electrical conductivity, moisture content, organic carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium were evaluated. The analysis of organic content of MSW indicates that it is good source of nutrients for the agriculture sector whereas
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/54
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