Unit 4 assignment | BEM 4351 – Environmental Technology | Columbia Southern University

Instructions

In this unit, you became familiar with sources of municipal solid waste  (MSW), beneficial uses of MSW, and MSW landfills. 

For this assignment, you will write an essay that addresses the  components  listed below.     

Discuss   the sources and beneficial uses of municipal solid   waste.    

Describe   the differences between garbage, rubbish, and trash.    Elaborate   on the four characteristics of optimum routing of MSW   collection   trucks.   

 Explain   the purpose of transfer stations.    Provide   two positive and two negative aspects of incinerators.   

 Describe   the purpose of composting.    

Discuss   four differences between dumps and landfills.   

 Address   the following question: If each person in a city of 20,000   people generates 5   pounds per day of MSW, how many pounds of MSW are   generated in a year in the   city?    

Address the following question: In a   different city, if the landfill   volume required per year is 300,000   m3, and the average fill depth is 15 m,   what is the required   landfill area (m2) per year? 

Your essay should flow smoothly from topic to topic with thoughtful  transitions. It should be at least three pages in length, not counting the  references page; a title page is optional. Support your essay with at least two peer-reviewed articles from the CSU  Online Library. The articles should be no more than 20 years old. Feel free to  use the  textbook and other sources as references in addition to your two CSU  Online Library sources. Be sure to properly cite and reference all sources, and  use APA format. 

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