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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Charateristic And Energy Potential Of Household Waste In The Urban Areas, Jessore, Bangladesh

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Rezaul Karim, Md Abu Shamim Khan, SM Nur Alam, Nabila Nawshin



Index Terms: Household Waste, Energy Recovery, Moisture Content, Waste Composition



Abstract: The main work of this project is the characterization of household waste and its equivalent energy recovery of the household waste management in the urban areas. Primary and secondary data were used for the manuscript. In the total amount of the waste 87% is vegetable, 4% grass and wood, 1% plastic, 2% is paper and only 1% metal were found. The moisture content as discarded waste was found 68.05%. The suitability of the municipal solid waste as a possible source of energy was also put into consideration; an energy content of the solid waste was determined and observed to be 6.04 MJ/kg which is significant. Hence, it can be used to generate energy in Jessore Municipatlity. Hence, electricity energy with 1420 kW will be produced by the household waste of Jessore pourashava if household waste will be properly managed.



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