The present work, studied the generation and quantification of solid waste in different areas within the Salesian Polytechnic University, Quito, south campus, in the years 2012-2013 and the per capita production of solid waste generated. The solid waste produced in the academic, administrative, external, cafeteria, library and copier areas were characterized according to the generating source, determining the composition for each category such as: paper, glass, metal, plastic, organic, inorganic and hazardous waste; in addition to moisture content and chemical analysis of CNPK (carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium), moisture content, density and granulometry. The characterization reported that the UPS-Q-S generated in 2013, 51.07% organic waste, 22.17% plastics, 16.45% paper, 7.05% glass and metals, 3.12% inorganic waste, 0.14% special waste such as electronic devices and 0.01% hazardous waste such as batteries, with an average density of 79.7 kg/m3 and a granulometry of less than 203.2 mm for 99% of plastics. The waste characterization made it possible to calculate the PPC of the university population using the facilities with an average value of 0,3.
|Translated title of the contribution||Recommendations for the Characterization and Quantification of University Solid Waste. Case Study: Salesian Polytechnic University, South Campus, Quito|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 1 Jun 2016|
- Solid waste
CACES Knowledge Areas
- 125A Environment