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Journal of Environment and Waste Management

Study of municipal solid waste of Delhi for energy content

Sushmita Mahapatra

Accepted 19 January, 2015.

Citation: Mahapatra S  (2015). Study of Municipal Solid Waste of Delhi for Energy Content. Journal of Environment and Waste Management 2(1): 056-058.

Copyright: © 2014 Mahapatra S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.


Solid waste management has become a global problem. Littering of wastes on streets not only causes inconvenience and aesthetic problems, but also has a lot of impact on human health Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) is highly neglected aspect of Delhi. At present approximately 6000 tons of waste is generated per day which is disposed in the three existing landfills. The three landfills are almost saturated therefore some alternate method of disposal should be designed. The present paper discusses the energy content of MSW of Delhi so that some suitable technology can be adopted for the disposal of wastes. Generally evaluation of the heating value of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is done experimentally by using bomb calorimeter and theoretically by using Dulong’s equation. In this paper, regression analysis is used to develop a predictive model of the energy content for MSW of Delhi.         

Keywords: Solid wastes, landfill, Incineration, dulong’s equation