International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling https://ijepem.com/ <p>IJEPEM (International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling) is a leading journal for environmental researchers in several areas such as water pollution, wastewater pollution, air pollution, solid waste management, biotechnology, soil pollution, surface and groundwater, renewable energy, energy management, microbiology, sustainability, waste recovery and transformation, fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks.</p> Yasin Akin Ayturan en-US International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling 2618-6128 <p><strong>Copyright Transfer Statement</strong></p> <p>The Author of the Article as specified herein, hereby transfers copyright and assigns to International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling all rights, title and interest that the Author may have, may at any time be found to have in and to the Article and any revisions or versions thereof, including, but no limited to, the sole right to print, publish, and sell the Article throughout the World in all languages and media.</p> <p>This assignment shall be deemed in effect if and when the Article is accepted for publication.</p> <p>Should the Article contain any material protected by the copyright of others, the author will deliver to International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling written permission from the copyright owner to reproduce such material in the Article.</p> <p>The Author represents and warrants that he/she is the author and proprietor of the Article, that he/she has not granted or assigned any rights in the Article to any other person or entity, that the Article is copyrightable, that it does no infringe upon and copyright, trademark, or patent, that it does not invade the right of privacy or publicity of any person or entity, that it does not contain any libellous matter, that all statements asserted as facts are true or based upon reasonable research for accuracy and that, to the best of the Author’s knowledge, no formula, procedure, or prescription contained in the Article would cause injury if used or followed in accordance with the instructions and/or warnings contained in the Article.</p> <p>The Author will indemnify International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling (IJEPEM) against and costs, expenses or damages that may incur or for winch International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling may become liable as a result of any breach of these warranties. This representations and warranties may be extended to third parties by International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling.</p> Determination of Characterization of Solid Wastes in Rize Province and Evaluation of Alternative Solid Waste Disposal Methods https://ijepem.com/article/view/volume-3-issue-2-article-1 <p>The amount of waste produced is increasing day by day because of the enlargement of cities together with the growth in population and industry. It is imperative to make a feasible and sustainable waste management plan for these wastes produced. Otherwise, it will be much more difficult to protect the environment and human health. Therefore, it is very important for the ecological balance of the earth that every waste can be reused or discharge without damaging the environment. Disposal of urban wastes without harming nature has been the biggest requirement. As the energy resources in the world are gradually depleted, studies on obtaining energy from such wastes have increased.</p> <p>In this study, the current waste management in two provinces of Turkey, Trabzon and Rize, was discussed and the system was explained in detail. In the context of integrated waste management, in order to decide on the most appropriate waste management option, provincial central waste characterization was carried out and seasonal variation in the waste composition was investigated. According to the results, approximately 65-75% of Rize municipal solid waste was found as organic waste and 35-25% as recyclable waste. Moisture content was determined as 68-70% on average annually. The lower calorific value was found between 3100 and 4800 kcal/kg on dry basis. Approximately 55-60% of Trabzon municipal solid waste was organic waste and 25-30% was recyclable waste. Annual average moisture content was found around 70%. The lower calorific value was determined between 3400-4500 kcal/kg on a dry basis. In addition, reuse, recycling, recovery and final storage systems of the municipal solid waste were discussed for the selection of the most appropriate methods within the scope of zero waste management of each province. Based on the characterization data, waste elimination from final disposal prolongs the lifetime of sanitary landfills.</p> Ayşe Kuleyin Muhammet Nalkıran Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2020-02-24 2020-02-24 3 2 41 48