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Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS in Solid Waste Management – A Review

  • Deblina DuttaEmail author
  • Sudha Goel
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Abstract

Solid waste, thrown away in our surroundings and heaped on Mother Earth every day, is a by-product of civilization. Waste has irritated civilization for thousands of years. With rapid growth in world population, industrial revolution and greater consumerism, the amount of waste generated has grown exponentially. Thus, both economic development and population increase have contributed to the rising volumes of waste. In the last few decades, with greater ease in the movement of money, goods and population, generation and consumption of goods has increased resulting in increased production of waste materials. Generation of wastes is an indication of inefficient use of resources, making products less valuable. From a scientific viewpoint, waste management requires consideration of the waste and the type of place where the waste has originated.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Environmental Science and EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia
  2. 2.Civil Engineering DepartmentIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia

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