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 ENG  Vol.7 No.7 , July 2015
Present Status of Solid Waste Management at Babylon Governorate, Iraq
Abstract: Babylon Governorate covers an area of 5315 km2 with a population that reaches about 1,974,490 inhabitants in the central part of Iraq. Iraq produced 31,000 tons/day solid waste in 2013. The Governorate of Babylon produces annual 483,221 tons of solid waste. Management of collection and disposal of waste in Babylon Governorate is done through open dumping of waste and poor collection process. These sites do not conform to the scientific and environmental criteria applied in the selection of landfill sites. To find out how much solid waste is expected in the future, two methods were used to calculate the population growth in Babylon Governorate to the year 2030. The results showed that the total waste in 2030 will be 761,104 tons and 943055 tons while the cumulated quantity of solid waste expected till 2030 was 12,494,521 tons and 14,095,437 tons according to the first and second methods respectively.
Cite this paper: Chabuk, A. , Al-Ansari, N. , Hussain, H. , Knutsson, S. and Pusch, R. (2015) Present Status of Solid Waste Management at Babylon Governorate, Iraq. Engineering, 7, 408-423. doi: 10.4236/eng.2015.77037.
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