The Composition and Physico-chemical Characteristics of Municipal Solid Waste in National park area of Kyungnam-do

경남국립공원지역 폐기물의 성상 및 물리·화학적 특성연구

  • Lee, Keon-Joo (Department of Environmental Engineering, Sang Ji University)
  • 이건주 (상지대학교 환경공학과)
  • Received : 2006.09.04
  • Accepted : 2006.09.18
  • Published : 2006.09.30


In this study, the composition and physico-chemical characteristics of municipal solid waste (MWS) which was treated in national park area kyungnam-do landfill were investigated. It is necessary to measure the characteristics of MSW and sludge to build a waste treatment facility, the data-base and total managing of the landfill. This MSW was composed of 34.62% of food wastes, 36.05% of papers, 15.37% of plastics & vinyls, 2.28% of textiles, 3.33% of wood, 0.49% of rubber & leathers and others, respectively. Most of MSW are composed of food, paper and plastic waste and more than 90% was combustible waste. For three components, moisture is 29.84%, combustible component is 62.30% and ash is 7.86%. The chemical element has the high order of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen on the dry basis of wastes. Also, the low heating value of the MSW which is measured by calorimeter is calculated as 2377.8kcal/kg. low heating value of the sludge is calculated as 338.06kcal/kg.