Design Of Solid Waste Management System For Faculty Of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Author(s): Nwosu M. C. ; O. P Kuye. ; F. T Ukaoma. ; P. Ofoegbu
  • Paper ID: 1700713
  • Page: 6-18
  • Published Date: 23-07-2018
  • Published In: Iconic Research And Engineering Journals
  • Publisher: IRE Journals
  • e-ISSN: 2456-8880
  • Volume/Issue: Volume 2 Issue 1 July-2018
Abstract

The study seeks to identify the methods for storage of solid wastes, ascertain the waste disposal systems, and determine the effective waste management system. The study was carried out primarily through survey method and interview of the faculty cleaners in engineering faculty in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; and a random sampling technique was employed in the collection of the data. Observations were also carried out to view the engineering student?s activities in the halls and empirical works of other scholars were consulted. Secondary data were consulted from books, journals, annual reports and internet. The study population of engineering faculty in Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU) is 2966. A mathematical model for predicting solid waste generation was developed using multi linear regression technique. A system for efficient management of generated solid waste was modeled. The faculty generates an average of 326.73kg of waste per week at a generation rate of 0.011kg/person/day. The highest volume of solid waste generation is at the engineering workshop accounting for 13.30% of the solid waste stream. Recyclable solid waste accounts for 45.30% of the total solid waste stream. Through some observations we noticed that financial constraints and lack of appropriate technologies are major challenges to wastes management in the faculty of Engineering Unizik.

Keywords

Design, Solid Waste, Management System, Faculty of Engineering, and Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

Citations

IRE Journals:
Nwosu M. C. , O. P Kuye. , F. T Ukaoma. , P. Ofoegbu "Design Of Solid Waste Management System For Faculty Of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 1 2020 Page 6-18

IEEE:
Nwosu M. C. , O. P Kuye. , F. T Ukaoma. , P. Ofoegbu "Design Of Solid Waste Management System For Faculty Of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(1)