Vol. 7, Issue 7 (2018)
Distribution and moisture content of municipal solid waste in different wards of Kanpur city, India
Shailendra Nath and AR Siddiqui
This paper deals with the characteristics and composition of municipal solid waste (MSW) generated in selected ward of Kanpur. The composition of solid waste was studied by segregating it into different component to assess the percentage distribution in the biodegradable waste. The main component of biodegradable waste includes paper, card board, food waste, clothes, miscellaneous waste and monthly moisture content of biodegradable materials. The analysis of waste indicates that food waste generation is more as compare to Paper and Cardboard. Paper reported 15.48 percent, Cardboard 18.86 percent, Food waste 23.41 percent, Clothes 12.82 and 29.43 under miscellaneous category. Biodegradable waste moisture content observed in month of September (26.01 %) and minimum in (15.3%) in February. The increasing trend of moisture content was observed from month of august to November.
How to cite this article:
Shailendra Nath, AR Siddiqui. Distribution and moisture content of municipal solid waste in different wards of Kanpur city, India. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(7):989-992.