Life Cycle Assessment of Integrated Solid Waste Management System of Delhi
In this study quantity and composition of solid waste of Delhi is predicted till the year 2024 and feasibility of different options for long term management are evaluated. Then the life cycle assessment (LCA) is carried out to examine the environmental impact caused by the each option. The input for LCA is considered as quantity and composition MSW and energy whereas the output is taken as air emission, water emissions and energy recovery. The result of LCA indicates that recycling has least environmental impact. Moreover landfills produce less environmental impact than the incinerators during initial years and as the years passes the landfills produce more environmental impact than incinerators due to waste accumulation in landfill.
KeywordsLife Cycle Assessment Solid Waste Municipal Solid Waste Municipal Solid Waste Management Compost Plant
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