A Knowledge-Based Database on Municipal Waste in Road Construction Applications
Pramada Valli1, Sudhir Mathur2
1Pramada Valli, Geotechnical Engineering Division, Central Road Research Institute, Delhi-Mathura Road, New Delhi, India.
2Sudhir Mathur, Head, Geotechnical Engineering Division, Central Road Research Institute, Delhi-Mathura Road, New Delhi, India.
Manuscript received on August 02, 2011. | Revised Manuscript received on August 10, 2011. | Manuscript published on September 05, 2011. | PP: 1-20 | Volume-1 Issue-4, September 2011. | Retrieval Number: C055061311/2011©BEIESP
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Abstract: Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW) are generated /available in huge quantities. Quite a large amount of solid rubbish is contributed by our households in the form of domestic wastes which constitute heaps of municipal refuse poses serious disposal problems. If these wastes are not properly disposed off, this can prove perilous and environmental hazard. Such places often become a home for rats, flies, bacteria, mosquitoes and a large number of vectors, having the potential of causing many human diseases. The damage to the environment by the uncontrolled disposal of solid wastes can be clearly seen. The waste is dumped in the streets awaiting transport to the disposal sites and into the river. The damage to the environment by the uncontrolled disposal of solid wastes can be clearly visualized. Thus it is imperative for a large-scale utilization of MSW or Municipal Waste (MW) in the construction of roads. MSW information is available in the form of research papers, articles, reports etc. However such information is scattered and is not available at one place for the prospective users. Keeping the above in view, it is intended to develop MSW and Municipal Waste Combustor Ash (MWCA) (is the solid residue that remains after the combustion of municipal solid waste) information database which contain detail information in program description files. The program description file on MSW and MWCA provides the user with general information, detailed production and use, engineering and laboratory tests, and environmental information. Developed database is useful in road construction, as well as recommendations for monitoring field trials and also to make the same available to the user at one place which will be Window based and can be used very easily and conveniently.
Keywords: Application, engineering properties, program description screens specification, and VISUAL BASIC 6.0.