Pollution Research Paper

Vol.29, Issue 2, 2010; Page No.(231-234)

A STUDY ON SOLID WASTE QUALITY IN MANGALORE CITY, DAKSHINA KANNADA DISTRICT, INDIA

N.C. THARAVATHY

Abstract

Analysis of solid waste indices showed that 56% of municipal solid waste and 37% of industrial solid waste were biodegradable and 44% of municipal waste and 63% of industrial waste were non-biodegradable. Moisture content, BOD, phosphate and catalase enzyme activity recorded were high in municipal solid waste than in industrial solid waste, whereas other parameters namely density, solids, chloride, sulphate, and iron values recorded were high ill industrial waste than infnunicipal waste.

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