INFLUENCE OF COMPOSITION ANALYSIS ON UNIT WEIGHT OF SYNTHETIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Keywords:Synthetic municipal solid waste, Density, Unit weight, Compaction, Maximum dry density, Optimum moisture content
The unit weight of municipal solid waste is a critical parameter in engineering analyses of landfills execution, design, and stability of landfills, but significant uncertainty as of now exists with respect to its value. By using synthetic municipal solid waste (SMSW) that replicates the typical composition of waste produced in India. To determine the relation between Maximum Dry Density (MDD) & Optimum Moisture Content (OMC) of fresh SMSW “Modified Proctor Test” has been performed. MSW is a very heterogeneous material, numerous efforts have been made in the past to generalize the density of MSW, but still, the effect of each material on the density is Obscure. In this paper, the variation in MDD & OMC has been provided depending on the varying percentage of each material (Paper, Plastic & Organic Content) present in it. As a result of regulations and shifting consumer habits, waste is continually changing. Engineers must therefore be mindful of the evolving mechanical characteristics of trash, and it's possible that prior findings may not be a reliable indicator of how waste will behave in the future. Therefore, Calculating the variation in unit weight can be useful in designing engineered MSW landfills and for future references.