Municipal Solid Waste Characterization and Monitoring of Existing Solid Waste Management Systems in IIT Bombay CampusTctd@1232020-01-29T06:27:21+00:00
Municipal Solid Waste Characterization and Monitoring of Existing Solid Waste Management Systems in IIT Bombay Campus
Faculty: Prof. Anil Dikshit, Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering
Municipal solid waste (MSW) is a major concern worldwide, and in developing countries like India, the problem is much bigger due to the low priority given to the waste sector and the lack of awareness. Although there are several MSW treatment plants available such as composting, biomethanation, pyrolysis, incineration, etc., the success of these plants is very low due to the absence of proper characterisation, poor design of treatment facilities, improper planning and business models, etc. The project aims to formulate a proposal to assist insignificant waste diversion from landfills in metro-cities like Mumbai. The study would provide inputs on experimental aspects thereby aiding in model development, which would further enable policy-makers in taking pertinent decisions on the scale of waste generated, technologies available, etc. As a first step, the inventory of solid waste management and characterisation would be performed in IIT Bombay campus.