Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : MSW

The Impact of Security Precautions on Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Collection in Baghdad Sections

Husham AbdMunaf Atta

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2015, Volume 33, Issue 5, Pages 1202-1212

In this study ,spatial video camera was used to capture field data required to establish a geospatial data base that was used with ArcGIS Network analyst for the development of a methodology for the optimization of MSW collection in limited area that have barriers enclosing some roads as a precaution procedure. The method uses various geographical data (road network, location of waste bins, and location of barriers), to measure the difference in time traveled by collecting vehicles. The Results indicate that the presence of barriers increasing the distance traveled by collecting vehicles (23%) in comparison with no barrier scenario each time .With the collecting interval twice a week, this means that a saving of two trips each month if the barriers removed.The study demonstrated the value of spatial videos and GISas decision making tools.
Further work should focuses on wider areas and also the path from collected areas to sanitary landfills or any other last destination for the wastes and quantify the fuel consumption , gases resulted and total cost differences resulted from the security precaution procedures .

Landfill Site Selection for Kerbala Municipal Solid Wastes by Using Geographical Information System Techniques

Riyad Al-Anbari; AumarAlnakeeb; Mohammad A. Abdulredha

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2014, Volume 32, Issue 13, Pages 3130-3144

One of the serious and growing potential problems in most large urban areas is the shortage of land for waste disposal. Although there are some efforts to reduce and recover the waste, disposal in landfills is still the most common method for solid wastes destination. Optimized siting decision reduces negative effects to residents living in its vicinity, thereby enhancing the overall sustainability associated with the life cycle of a landfill. In this study, candidate sites for an appropriate landfill area in Kerbala are determined by using the integration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and multi- criteria decision analysis (MCDA). Eight input digital map layers including urban centers, Hamlets, industrial areas, sub roads, wetlands, pipe line, soil characteristics, and surface water are produced using a geographical information system. Simple additive weighing method (SAW) within (MCDA) is used to analyze the prepared maps and produce final suitability map. According to the digital maps produced by this method, the analysis results in selection of one landfill site located in the north of Kerbala city. The area of landfill site selected is 6,800,000 m2 and, its volume is 20,400,000 m3.