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Design of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill for Baghdad City

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Accumulation of municipal solid waste in residential areas is one of the public health problems in Iraq. In the other hand, accurate and reliable information on solid waste generation rate are very important elements to plan and implement solid waste management system. The volume and surface area required for a landfill to dispose the municipal solid wastes generated in Baghdad city is evaluated in this study. The per capita solid wastes generation rates are measured for a family consists of 10 individuals by using portable balance (Salter, 0 to 130 kg). Probability sampling is used to determine the minimum number of measurements needed to evaluate the mean of per capita solid wastes generation rate with a certain level of precision (a specified error level of 5% is selected corresponds to 95% confidence that the mean value is in accurate estimate of the true value). The results indicate that an area of approximately 1603 m on a side is required for the next 20 years as a sanitary landfill for disposing the municipal solid wastes generated in Baghdad city.
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  • Ministry of Sciences and Technology, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Directorate, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Ministry of Sciences and Technology, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Directorate, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Ministry of Sciences and Technology, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Directorate, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Iraqi Radioactive Sources Regulatory Authority, Baghdad, Iraq
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