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A comparative study on per capita waste generation according to a waste collecting system in Korea

Title
A comparative study on per capita waste generation according to a waste collecting system in Korea
Author
김종오
Keywords
Automated pipeline-based vacuum collection (AVAC) system; Component weight ratio; Per capita generation of waste (PCGW); Vacuumdrying effect
Issue Date
2015-07
Publisher
SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
Citation
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, v.23, no. 8, Page. 7074-7080
Abstract
As cities are becoming increasingly aware of problems related to conventional mobile collection systems, automated pipeline-based vacuum collection (AVAC) systems have been introduced in some densely populated urban areas. The reasons are that in addition to cost savings, AVAC systems can be efficient, hygienic, and environmentally friendly. Despite difficulties in making direct comparisons of municipal waste between a conventional mobile collection system and an AVAC system, it is meaningful to measure the quantities in each of these collection methods either in total or on a per capita generation of waste (PCGW, g/(day*capita)) basis. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the difference in per capita generation of household waste according to the different waste collection methods in Korea. Observations on household waste show that there were considerable differences according to waste collection methods. The value of per capita generation of food waste (PCGF) indicates that a person in a city using AVAC produces 60 % of PCGF (109.58 g/(day*capita)), on average, compared with that of a truck system (173.10 g/(day*capita)) as well as 23 %p less moisture component than that with trucks. The value of per capita generation of general waste (PCGG) in a city with an AVAC system showed 147.73 g/(day*capita), which is 20 % less than that with trucks delivered (185 g/(day*capita)). However, general waste sampled from AVAC showed a 35 %p increased moisture content versus truck delivery.
URI
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11356-015-4834-7http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/26078
ISSN
0944-1344; 1614-7499
DOI
10.1007/s11356-015-4834-7
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