Industrial and Domestic Waste Management
Industrial and Domestic Waste Management (e-ISSN: 2809-4255) is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal on theoretical and applied sciences related to industrial and domestic waste management, covering sustainability, technologies, and environmental practices, published biannually online by Tecno Scientifica.
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Driving Forces on Household Solid Waste Management Behaviors: A Research for the City of Izmir, Türkiye
Ind. Domest. Waste Manag. 2023, 3(1), pp 1-16; https://doi.org/10.53623/idwm.v3i1.16592 views
Abstract The proper solid waste recycling process starts at the houses with the attendance of the individuals. The presented study includes comprehensive research on the individuals’ shopping and waste generation behaviors, awareness of waste management issues, readiness and willingness for source separation, and their self-evaluation and self-annoyance about waste generation. The current study was conducted by administering a detailed questionnaire to 300 people in Zmir, Türkiye's third largest city. The relationships between the answers given and the main factors affecting waste production were determined statistically. Principal component analysis (PCA) identified the key drivers of public behavior associated with waste generation and separation at the source. Through environmental sensitivity, including proper waste management behaviors, age is discovered to be a significant factor. Family phenomena, including stable life and family budgets (32.58%), awareness of people about their inappropriate and disproportionate behaviors towards consumption and waste generation (21.28%), and the impositions of urban life (9.37%) were found to be the major factors influencing waste management habits.[...] Read more. Full text
Heavy Metals in the Soil Around a Cement Company in Sokoto, Northwestern Nigeria Pose Health Risks
Ind. Domest. Waste Manag. 2023, 3(1), pp 17-26; https://doi.org/10.53623/idwm.v3i1.18374 views
Abstract Cement is widely used in the building industry because it is reliable and because its basic ingredients are inexpensive and abundant. However, the production of cement produces heavy metal-laden dust that can harm humans and the environment. This study aimed to determine the risk posed by heavy metals in the soil around a cement company in Sokoto, Nigeria. Soil samples were obtained at 0.1, 0.5, and 1.0 km from the company and served as test samples, while control samples were obtained at 5.0 km away. The soil samples were treated and assayed for lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), and zinc (Zn) using atomic absorption spectroscopy. The values obtained were used to estimate the heavy metals’ average daily inhalation (ADI), average daily dermal exposure (ADDE), hazard quotient (HQ), health risk index (HRI), and carcinogenic risk (CR). Permissible levels of all the heavy metals were detected at all the locations (0.1 > 0.5 > 1.0 > 5.0 km). However, the ADI, ADDE, HQ, HRI, and CR of the heavy metals were above the permissible limits. It can be inferred from the results that the soil around the company can predispose humans to heavy metal toxicities. Consequently, the company needs to prioritize pollution control.[...] Read more. Full text