Estimation of Baghdad Municipal Solid Waste Generation Rate


Generally In this paper, Baghdad Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Generate forfive years period (from year 2006 to year 2010). This Period are estimated as a minimumduration of landfill site operation time. Geographic Information System (GIS) techniqueare used to prepare digital map of Baghdad city to determine all of Baghdad ten districtsareas and its geographic distribution. Population size forecasting are interpolated to findurban population size of each district and its population density. Depending on economicstudies of population wealth variation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and theadopted percentage of the chronically poor population in Baghdad which couldreach 40% in some districts, the individual waste generation rates of each districtsare assumed to ranged between 0.3 and 0.8 kg/capita/day. A value of 0.63kg/capita/day is concluded for the year 2006 and increase it at a net rate (growthrate less waste reduction rate) of the expected GDP increase of 4% per year toreach 0.74 kg/capita/day in year 2010. Comparison between the obtained estimationwith other studies for other countries, puts Iraq in class of middle income countries.