ISSN: 1813-0410

Keywords : Landfill


ESTIMATION OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE GENERATION RATE (CASE STUDY OF HILLA CITY)

Nabaa Shakir Hadi

journal of kerbala university, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 72-80

This paper, estimated Hilla Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generation rate for five years period (from year 2012 to year 2016). This Period is estimated as a minimum duration of landfill site operation time. Geographic Information System (GIS) technique are used to prepare digital map of Hilla city to determine all of Hilla district areas and its geographic distribution. Population forecasting is interpolated to find urban population size of each district and its population density. Depending on economic studies of population wealth variation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the individual waste generation in Hilla districts is 183923 ton /year. A value of 0.93 kg / capita /day is concluded for the year 2012 and may increase with a 4% per year to reach 1.06 kg / capita /day in year 2016. Comparison between the obtained estimation with other studies for other countries, puts Iraq in class of middle income countries.