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USE OF GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR THE EVALUATION OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE IN KHULNA CITY

  • Smita Golder - Department of Civil Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology , Bangladesh
  • Muhammed Alamgir - Department of Civil Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology , Bangladesh

DOI 10.31025/2611-4135/2018.13743

Released under CC BY-NC-ND

Copyright: © 2018 CISA Publisher

Editorial History

  • Received: 05 Feb 2018
  • Revised: 05 Sep 2018
  • Accepted: 17 Oct 2018
  • Available online: 23 Nov 2018

Abstract

Generation and characteristics of municipal solid waste (MSW) in Khulna city has been analyzed along with the associated environmental impacts and existing MSW practices with the help of geographical information system (GIS). The status of the existing municipal solid waste management (MSWM) such as generation, collection, on-site storage, transportation and open dumping has been identified. The daily generation of MSW is estimated about 520 tonnes of which food and vegetable wastes are the main components (79% on average). GIS is used to locate and to analysis the existing waste collecting bins and containers. This study shows that GIS can be treated as a decision support tool for ensuring and practicing efficient collection system of MSW.

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