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dc.contributor.authorPhuntsho, Sheruben_US
dc.contributor.authorDulal, Ichharamen_US
dc.contributor.authorYangden, Dechenen_US
dc.contributor.authorM. Tenzin, Ugyenen_US
dc.contributor.authorHerat, Sunilen_US
dc.contributor.authorShon, Hokyongen_US
dc.contributor.authorVigneswaran, Saravanamuthuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:26:25Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:26:25Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-06-16T06:02:14Z
dc.identifier.issn0734242Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0734242X09343118en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30242
dc.description.abstractBhutan lacks the solid waste data which are essential parameters for planning and scheduling of municipal solid waste management (MSWM) systems. The first ever large-scale research survey on solid waste generation and characterization in the urban areas of Bhutan was conducted between November 2007 and January 2008 using the method of waste sampling at source. The MSW generation rates in the urban centres were 0.53 kg capita-1 day-1, which consists predominantly of organic waste materials of up to 58% indicating a great opportunity for composting. Domestic waste from the households contributed the maximum (47%) component of the total MSW generated from the urban centres followed by wastes from the commercial establishments. Attempt to study the correlation between household monthly income and the waste per capita generation rates did not yield any conclusive result.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom545en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto551en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWaste Management & Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume28en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050299en_US
dc.titleStudying municipal solid waste generation and composition in the urban areas of Bhutanen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 The Authors. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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