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dc.contributor.authorAyaim, Michael Kaamo
dc.contributor.authorFei-Baffoe, Bernard
dc.contributor.authorSulemana, Alhassan
dc.contributor.authorMiezah, Kodwo
dc.contributor.authorAdams, Festus
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-12T01:15:08Z
dc.date.available2019-11-12T01:15:08Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn2405-8440en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02537en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389057
dc.description.abstractLandfilling, which sits at the bottom of the waste management hierarchy, is the most employed option for managing waste in many emerging economies. In view of the numerous environmental and public health challenges associated with operation of landfills, proper siting would require inputs that overcome the challenges. This study sought to use Geographic Information System application through multi-criteria decision technique to spatially locate suitable sites that fulfill standard landfill guidelines, for waste disposal. Spatial Analyst extension within ArcGIS software was employed for the suitability analysis. Three processes were involved: (1) digitizing to determine boundaries around built up areas, (2) buffering for proximity analysis in order to generate zones around features such as roads, streams, etc. and (3) overlay analysis to determine areas suitable for landfilling. The findings from this study revealed that about 2.62% of the total area was considered as most suitable for landfilling, 2.74% deemed suitable and a large portion (94.64%), considered unsuitable. The study identified 6 most suitable sites that can be used for landfill development in the study area burdened with urbanization. GIS has been used to determine suitable sites for landfill development. Findings from the study serve as guideline for environmentally friendly landfill siting with efficient land-use planning.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrome02537:1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagetoe02537:8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue10en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHeliyonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502en_US
dc.subject.keywordsAnalytical hierarchy processen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental scienceen_US
dc.subject.keywordsGeographic information systemen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLandfill sitingen_US
dc.subject.keywordsMulti-criteria decision analysisen_US
dc.titlePotential sites for landfill development in a developing country: A case study of Ga South Municipality, Ghanaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAyaim, MK; Fei-Baffoe, B; Sulemana, A; Miezah, K; Adams, F, Potential sites for landfill development in a developing country: A case study of Ga South Municipality, Ghana., Heliyon, 2019, 5 (10), pp. e02537:1-e02537:8en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-09-25
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2019-11-08T02:14:04Z
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
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