An Object Oriented System For The Location of Landfills For Nigerian Municipals

Agaji I, Wajiga G. M.

Abstract


The management of solid waste is one of the major environmental problems facing developing nations, Nigeria inclusive. This is evidenced by the uncleared solid waste seen in most Nigeria cities. The accumulation of solid waste has not only become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other disease causing organism but also the bad odour emanating from such wastes is a source of discomfort for the teaming population of such cities. An integrated solid waste system is made up of many facilities, the most important among them being the landfill. The current practice in Nigeria where site selection for the situation of solid waste facilities is done arbitrary done posses a lot of danger to our public health system. In this work the various design issues are undertaken and an object oriented system is designed and implemented that handles site analysis for the location of landfills. The results show that the system was able to select the site with the most minimum pollution. The system can be used for sitting landfills for Nigeria cities.

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