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Table 2 Physical classification of the aged waste recovered (in %) from landfills

From: Quantitative determination of energy potential of refuse derived fuel from the waste recovered from Indian landfill

Location Visakhapatnam, India (This study) Thailand [31] Belgium [41] Thailand [32]
Age in years (→) 10–15
S1 (n = 7)
5–10
S2 (n = 7)
<  5
S3 (n = 7)
2 5 7 10 14–29 3–5
Soil-like material (%) 56.6 53.7 45.9 32.9 56.5 27.8 49.1 44 ± (12) 34
Paper (%) 2.3 4.1 7.5 ± (6) 3.3
Plastics (%) 23.1 18.6 16.8 36.7 24.6 44.8 35.3 17 ± (10) 31
Textile (%) 2.7 5.8 10.4 11.5 7.4 10.2 1.8 6.8 ± (6) 7.6
Glass (%) 4.4 4.3 3.5 1.7 4.1 1.2 4.7 1.3 ± (0.8) 6.5
Ceramics (%) 4.9 4.7 2.4 1.1 0.8 0.7 2.9
Metal (%) 4.9 4.2 2.9 1.7 1.7 3.3 4.4 2.8 ± (1) 6.4
Others (%) 3.4 8.7 15.8 10.3 4.9 11.8 1.8 16.7 11.2
  1. “-” Not Detected; Value in parenthesis represent standard deviation