Characteristics of Domestic Solid Wastes in the Judiciary of Tuz Khurmatu/ Iraq

Authors: Shno Mustafa Ali1 & Younis Mustafa Ali2 & Mariwan Ridha Faris3
1&3Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kirkuk, Iraq
2Civil Engineering Department, University of Sulaimani, Iraq

Abstract: Solid wastes are materials which come up from various insert, toxic, inflammable, and unsuitable treatment and they can cause many environmental problems especially in the judiciary of Tuz Khurmatu in Iraq. This study was conducted on domestic solid wastes in the judiciary of Tuz Khurmatu in Iraq so as to determine the characteristics of domestic solid wastes in the city such as the rate of domestic solid wastes, density, and moisture content. Samples of 1155 were collected during three months of year 2014 (March, April, and May). These samples were provided by 55 families in the judiciary from four districts which they are: Jumhuria, Jamila, Askary and Asry. The results showed that the rate of domestic solid wastes was (0.574) kg/capita/day which is within the range of cities of high income. The average density for all locations was 140.3 kg/m3 which is within the limits of countries with high income. In addition, the average value of moisture content was 25.8% which is also within the limits of moisture content for countries with high income. The results can be used to manage the solid materials in the city.

Keywords: Solid Wastes, Domestic, Density, Moisture Content

doi: 10.23918/eajse.v3i2p224

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