Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering

ISSN: 2165-784X

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Akter KS


  • Research Article
    A Study on Solid Waste Generation of Household and Potential of Resource Recovery in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Author(s): Jobayer AA and Akter KSJobayer AA and Akter KS

    Rapid population growth in Dhaka has resulted in excess generation of solid waste. Present solid waste management authority of Dhaka City Corporation is struggling to manage this huge amount of waste properly as there is no framework on solid waste management. The purpose of this work is to identify the present waste generation per person (Kg/person/day) in a housing society of Dhaka city and possible resource recovery potential of solid waste of the area so that the correspondent authority can have a scope of finding a framework for effective management of solid waste. The survey was conducted in 100 households of Mirpur Defense Officers’ Housing Society, (DOHS) Dhaka. These households were classified into five groups according to monthly income ranging from 60,000 BDT to 160,000 BDT. The total population of the area was around 15,000. Average waste .. Read More»

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