Study on the waste loading as an impact of urban growth in Tanah Merah, Kelantan

Syed Ukasyah Syed Ibrahim, (2014) Study on the waste loading as an impact of urban growth in Tanah Merah, Kelantan. [Undergraduate Final Year Project Report] (Submitted)

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Abstract

Tanah Merah is currently a new emerging urban area where it is now place as a second most urban area in Kelantan after Kota Bharu. Tanah Merah consists of 3 small districts namely are Kusial, Ulu Kusial and Jedok are divided into 15 smaller areas called mukim that cover by 867.6 km² area. The latest statistics published by Ministry of Housing and Local Authorities, in 2010 total population of Tanah Merah is 116880 people. Although Kelantan is considered as undeveloped state but its major cities such as Kota Bharu and Tanah Merah is growing fast and experiencing rapid expansion. Level of urbanization can be measured by measuring the total urban area within the city, considering its parameters and an annual urban area growth rate. As the impact of urbanization, it should be take into consideration such as the need for better transportation system, efficient water supply system, the need of wider or extra residential, industrial and commercial area as well as better waste management system. Waste can be divided into many categories and compositions. Some of the categories are municipal solid waste, industrial waste, residential waste, agricultural waste, clinical waste etc. The most common composition of waste is food waste, plastics, metals, woods and papers. One of the most important things in managing solid waste is the landfill area where the wastes are disposed. The location and size of landfill area must be decided with certain considerations so that the wastes from landfill area will not cause pollution to the environment and give bad health effect to the people who reside in the nearest residential area. This study focuses on the impact of urban growth towards waste production in recently growing city in Kelantan which is Tanah Merah using data collected using Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) as it is the most applicable and widely accepted methods to estimate the amount of waste that may be produced.

Item Type: Undergraduate Final Year Project Report
Depositing User: En. Wahyudi Yusra Zulfin
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 04:01
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2017 02:45
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/3644
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