A study on the physico-chemical characteristics of municipal solid wastes generated in the sunchon city

순천시 생활쓰레기의 계절별 조성 및 물리·화학적 특성에 관한 연구

  • Hu, Kwan (Dept. of Environment Sunchon first college) ;
  • Ko, Oh-Suk (Dept. of Environmental Engineering chosun Univ.) ;
  • Wang, Seung-Ho (Dept. of Environmental Engineering yosu Univ.)
  • 허관 (순천제일대학 환경과) ;
  • 고오석 (조선대학교 환경공학과) ;
  • 왕승호 (여수대학교 환경공학과)
  • Published : 2001.12.30


To provide successful treatment policy and to apply sources for establishing plan, municipal solid wastes quantity was investigated as physical and chemical characteristics from Sunchon city. Results are like following after checking out characteristics by seasons, type. The average specific weight of municipal solid wastes is $219kg/m^3$ for combustible wastes, $391kg/m^3$ for non-combustible. Food wastes of combustible wastes contained moisture of 38.1% as standard of moisture weight per real weight, 49.6% moisture is contained in non-combustible wastes except food wastes moisture. Moisture, volatile and ash are contented by 16.9%, 68.1% and 15.0% in combustible wastes except food wastes. That means combustible wastes are available a refuse incineration. The low calorific value of only combustible waste is 2,962kca1/kg that is good for refuse incineration.