Studying municipal solid waste generation and composition in the urban areas of Bhutan

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Show simple item record Phuntsho, S Dulal, I Yangden, D Tenzin, UM Herat, S Shon, H Vigneswaran, S 2011-02-07T06:19:52Z 2010-06
dc.identifier.citation Waste Management and Research, 2010, 28 (6), pp. 545 - 551
dc.identifier.issn 0734-242X
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Bhutan lacks the solid waste data which are essential parameters for planning and scheduling of municipal solid waste management (MSWM) systems. The first ever large-scale research survey on solid waste generation and characterization in the urban areas of Bhutan was conducted between November 2007 and January 2008 using the method of waste sampling at source. The MSW generation rates in the urban centres were 0.53 kg capita-1 day - 1, which consists predominantly of organic waste materials of up to 58% indicating a great opportunity for composting. Domestic waste from the households contributed the maximum (47%) component of the total MSW generated from the urban centres followed by wastes from the commercial establishments. Attempt to study the correlation between household monthly income and the waste per capita generation rates did not yield any conclusive result. © The Author(s), 2010.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1177/0734242X09343118
dc.title Studying municipal solid waste generation and composition in the urban areas of Bhutan
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Waste Management and Research
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.volume 28
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 545 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 551 en_US FEIT.Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference 12th International Conference on Information and Communications Security
dc.for 0907 Environmental Engineering
dc.personcode 900451
dc.personcode 995130
dc.personcode 999036
dc.percentage 100 en_US Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US 2010-12-15
dc.location.activity ISI:000278090000009 en_US
dc.location.activity Univ Politecnica Catalunya, Barcelona, SPAIN
dc.description.keywords Bhutan
dc.description.keywords Household waste
dc.description.keywords Municipal solid waste
dc.description.keywords Urban centres
dc.description.keywords Waste characterization
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology/School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Technology in Wastewater Treatment
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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