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:: Volume 2, Issue 3 (6-2015) ::
jehe 2015, 2(3): 177-185 Back to browse issues page
Survey the Waste Management of Qom City in 2014
Mahdi Farzadkia , Hossein Azari * , Ehsan Ahmadi , Babak Kakavandi , Emad Dehghanifard , Shahram Nazari
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Background and objectives: Lack of proper management, increasing waste production and non-normative disposal of waste in addition to misspend the national capital, cause loss of precious natural resources. To address this problem we need a coherent and dynamic management program. The goal of this project is to reduce environmental pollution, cost saving, promoting citizen participation, revenue and reduce land loss.

Methods: In this study, check lists, interviews and field report were used to collect data at period of one year. To determine the waste components, sampling technique was used then sampling data was imported into Excel software and was analyzed.

Results: At the beginning of the project, the average per capita of generated waste was 580 g/day and at the end of the project will 660 g/day. The waste materials determined as %66.8 putrescible, %4.3 paper and cardboard, %7.2 plastic, %2.3 glass, %2 textiles, %0.2 metals, %1.6 wood, and also, hospital waste was equal to 4400 Kg. According to estimates made annual cost of solid waste management services per capita in Qom is 70 Rial and the cost of collection, transportation, separation and disposal of garbage for every Kilogram per day is 280 Rial.

Conclusion: Amount of waste per capita in Qom was less than of Tehran, Delijan and Mallayer cities, and more than Esfahan and Kashan cities. Hospital waste was desirable as compared to the average of Iran.

Keywords: Waste Management, Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis, Solid Waste, Qom City
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/01/5 | Accepted: 2016/01/5 | Published: 2016/01/5
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Farzadkia M, Azari H, Ahmadi E, Kakavandi B, Dehghanifard E, Nazari S. Survey the Waste Management of Qom City in 2014. jehe 2015; 2 (3) :177-185
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