Technical Assessment on the Current Technique of Solid Waste Disposal at Bercham, Ipoh

Nasibah bt Isbullah, Nasibah (2009) Technical Assessment on the Current Technique of Solid Waste Disposal at Bercham, Ipoh. [Final Year Project] (Unpublished)

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Solid waste disposal has become a pressing problem due to a number of factors; growth
in population as well as change in lifestyle with the consumption of more modern
materials and disposal products. Problems and challenges related to dumping site need to
be studied and analyzed. It helps for better understanding in managing municipal solid
waste. This project involves research work on landfill site condition, environmental
impact on current practice, technique of solid waste disposal as well as closure and post
closure of landfill. Site investigation was conducted at Bercham dumpsite, Ipoh to
observe the condition and activities at the site. There are challenges encountered which
are uncontrolled scavengers activities, nuisance from rodens and vermins and other
technical challenges. Since the expenses for the management of municipal waste are
relatively high in Malaysia and almost no value is being generated from the waste
material. Therefore, in this study, methane gas production was estimated can give
benefit in the future in term of generating energy. From a sample of waste at Bercham
dumpsite, the chemical formula for waste at Bercham dumpsite obtained is C11H23O8N.
The result shows that 451.09 m3 of gas generated from a tonne of waste. This volume is
considered average for sanitary landfill. From the results, it shows that the site has the
potential to utilize the energy generated

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE: Engineering > Civil
Depositing User: Users 5 not found.
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 12:24
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:44

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