M.S. Thesis: Current State of Waste Management in Tajikistan and Potential for a Waste-to-Energy Plant in Khujand City

By Shahnoza Boboeva

Advisor: Prof. Nickolas J. Themelis

Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering
Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science
Columbia University

April 2015

The objectives of this study were:

  • Examine the current state of waste management in Tajikistan, in particular in Khujand city.
  • On the basis of the obtained information propose methods for increasing recycling and composting in Khujand.
  • Conduct a very preliminary feasibility study of the potential for implementing a waste-to-energy plant in Khujand for recovering electricity and heat, by combusting the post-recycling fraction of the Khujand municipal solid wastes.

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