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Quantitative Estimation of Municipal Solid Waste in Sulaimaniyah Governorate, Iraq

By May 12, 2022June 11th, 2022Research

Author: Karwan M. AlqradaghiKarwan M. AlqradaghiSalahalddin Saeed AliSalahalddin Saeed AliNadhir Al-AnsariNadhir Al-AnsariShow all 5 authorsJan LaueJan Laue

Author contact: Kurdistan Institution for Strategic Studies and Scientific Research

Publisher: Springer

Place: Sulaymaniyah/KR


As the world’s population has grown, waste generation has increased rapidly. Solid waste management requires a greater knowledge of the composition, generation quantity, physical properties, and impacts of economic aspects. This paper clarified the status of municipal solid waste management across Sulaimaniyah governorate and presented a comprehensive overview and implication of poor solid waste management in the study area. The core aspects covered were the future estimations of the cumulative solid waste amount with population growth by 2040 using brief calculations of the waste generation rate from 2016. The results revealed that the daily per capita waste generation in the Sulaimaniyah governorate is 1.32 kg by 2040, a cumulative solid waste of about 10,445,829 tons, and an estimated volume of 9,146,368 m³ which will be required for the disposal site in the future.

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Alkaradaghi, K., Ali, S.S., Al-Ansari, N., Ali, T. and Laue, J., 2019, October. Quantitative Estimation of Municipal Solid Waste in Sulaimaniyah Governorate, Iraq. In Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (pp. 265-270). Springer, Cham.

Issue date: April 2021

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