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The Ecofriendly Optimal Disposal And Treatment Of Biodegradable Municipal Solid Waste ?- A Case Study Of Ahmedabad City


Asim I Shaikh , L. D. College of Engineering; Prof. A. M. Malek, L. D. College of Engineering


Municipal solid waste, biodegradable, disposal, quantitative assessment, cost, benefits


Ahmedabad is one of the largest and fastest growing cities of India. The rate of growth of MSW (municipal solid waste) in the city is at the rate of 87181 tons per year. The management of MSW is an area of universal concern for both the developed and developing world. As per the latest data from AMC (Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation), 4000 tons of MSW is generated daily. AMC has done an agreement with several groups of industries to treat MSW by giving 108 acres of land on lease. The total cost for set up of these industries is Rs.430 crores. Optimal solution to this problem is the need of present time. This paper focuses on the optimal disposal and treatment of biodegradable MSW of Ahmedabad City. This paper also gives quantitative assessment of recycling of biodegradable waste. The proposal given in this paper is not only economic but also an ecofriendly.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV2I2148
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2014
Page(s): 267-269

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