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Current situation of municipal solid waste landfills in Jordan

Aljaradin, Mohammad LU and Persson, Kenneth M LU (2011) In Waste Management 31(8). p.1897-1898
Abstract
Jordan has seen a large increase in inhabitants over the past five

decades as a result of a high population growth rate and forced

migrations. Economic and cultural development has improved

the standard of living and changed consumer habits, resulting in

an increase in the volume of municipal solid waste (MSW) over

time. The rate of production of MSW has been estimated at about

1,964,284 ton annually with an average generation rate of 0.95 kg/

cap/day in urban and 0.85 kg/cap/day in rural areas (SWEEP, 2010)

and is expected to reach 2.5 million ton by 2015. The major fraction

of MSW composition is organic (Fig. 1), which implies a high

moisture... (More)
Jordan has seen a large increase in inhabitants over the past five

decades as a result of a high population growth rate and forced

migrations. Economic and cultural development has improved

the standard of living and changed consumer habits, resulting in

an increase in the volume of municipal solid waste (MSW) over

time. The rate of production of MSW has been estimated at about

1,964,284 ton annually with an average generation rate of 0.95 kg/

cap/day in urban and 0.85 kg/cap/day in rural areas (SWEEP, 2010)

and is expected to reach 2.5 million ton by 2015. The major fraction

of MSW composition is organic (Fig. 1), which implies a high

moisture content value, as expected in a developing country where

food is the major component of the solid waste stream (Abu Qdais,

2007). About 86% of the MSW is decomposable and recyclable,

while the remainder is inert matter.

The solid waste volume is still increasing at high rates due to

the rapid population increase as well as the change in living standards

and consumption patterns. (Less)
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Energy potential, Recycling potential, Landfilling, municipal solid waste, Jordan
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Waste Management
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31
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8
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1897 - 1898
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Elsevier
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  • wos:000292679100028
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1879-2456
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10.1016/j.wasman.2011.05.002
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  abstract     = {Jordan has seen a large increase in inhabitants over the past five<br/><br>
decades as a result of a high population growth rate and forced<br/><br>
migrations. Economic and cultural development has improved<br/><br>
the standard of living and changed consumer habits, resulting in<br/><br>
an increase in the volume of municipal solid waste (MSW) over<br/><br>
time. The rate of production of MSW has been estimated at about<br/><br>
1,964,284 ton annually with an average generation rate of 0.95 kg/<br/><br>
cap/day in urban and 0.85 kg/cap/day in rural areas (SWEEP, 2010)<br/><br>
and is expected to reach 2.5 million ton by 2015. The major fraction<br/><br>
of MSW composition is organic (Fig. 1), which implies a high<br/><br>
moisture content value, as expected in a developing country where<br/><br>
food is the major component of the solid waste stream (Abu Qdais,<br/><br>
2007). About 86% of the MSW is decomposable and recyclable,<br/><br>
while the remainder is inert matter.<br/><br>
The solid waste volume is still increasing at high rates due to<br/><br>
the rapid population increase as well as the change in living standards<br/><br>
and consumption patterns.},
  author       = {Aljaradin, Mohammad and Persson, Kenneth M},
  issn         = {1879-2456},
  keyword      = {Energy potential,Recycling potential,Landfilling,municipal solid waste,Jordan},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {1897--1898},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Waste Management},
  title        = {Current situation of municipal solid waste landfills in Jordan},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2011.05.002},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2011},
}