Bioscience Discovery, Volume 11, Number 1, Page Number 01-66, Month & Year: Jan. - 2020

Analysis of Physical and Chemical composition of Municipal Solid waste in Nanded city (MS) India

Mushtaq Ahmad Dar1 & Patwari Jayprakash M2

1Research Scholar and 2Assistant Professor
1N.S.B College Nanded  (MS) India
2M.U. College, Udgir (MS) India

Article Info



Received: 02-11-2019,
Revised: 06-12-2019,
Accepted: 18-12-2019

In present day, solid waste generation is at its peak and it has become growing concern in urban area. The city of Nanded is facing a serious problem to its environment due to present situation of increasing rate of the solid waste generation. Present study reveals physical and chemical composition of solid waste generated in Nanded city. The share of the solid waste is mainly from residential area, it is followed by commercial areas, restaurants and market places, hospitals and institutes etc. Physical composition of the solid waste was carried out by segregating solid waste. The main components of municipal solid waste which includes food waste, bricks, debris, leaves, paper, glass, metals, plastic, dirt and ash. Chemical composition of solid waste was analyzed like Moisture content, Organic carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus. Due to the large content of Nitrogen and Phosphorus it has a great value for fertilizers and has high value for the conversion of waste into good compost. Leachate characteristics were also carried out pH, Chlorides, Total suspended solids, Chemical oxygen demand and Biochemical oxygen demand. Whenever possible leachate entraps into the ground water and nearby ponds with surface wash, leachate has a high value of pollution threat to the surface water and ground water, it has also high value of causing health effect and environmental hazards.

Keywords: Characteristics, Composition, Fertilizer, Segregation and Solid Waste.

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Mushtaq Ahmad Dar and Patwari Jayprakash M, 2020.  Analysis of Physical and Chemical composition of Municipal Solid waste in Nanded city (MS) India. Bioscience Discovery, 11(1):11-14.

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