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GIS analysis in the siting of incinerators as a panacea for solid waste management in Kaduna State

Dogara Sanda Tah, Auwal F. Abdussalam

Abstract


Solid waste represents a key issue that threatens environmental quality in Kaduna metropolis. One of the most viable options to treat such an issue is to incinerate the collected solid waste, which can reduce the cost of solid waste disposal as well as pollution and generate electricity. Despite the significance of incineration, there is no single incinerator in Kaduna metropolis.

Distance to major dump site is a factor in the creation of illegal dump sites within the metropolis. Selecting appropriate site for a solid waste incineration is a crucial step due to its economic and environmental implications. This would require assessing various constraining and favourable factors that determine feasibility and sustainability of the site. This paper brings to light the need for a GIS-based model for siting a municipal solid waste incinerator in Kaduna metropolis.

Keywords: Dump sites, Municipal Solid Waste, Kaduna metropolis, Site Selection, GIS




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