• ISSN: 2301-3567 (Print), 2972-3981 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: J. Econ. Bus. Manag.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/JOEBM
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JOEBM 2022 Vol.10(5): 305-312 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.18178/joebm.2022.10.5.717

Identification of Suitable Electronic Waste Disposal Site in Dhaka

Md Rakibul Hasan Arif and Mohammad Rafayet Hossain

Abstract—Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, has been experiencing rapid growth, and demand for new technology and electronic products is increasing day by day. This study aims to identify a suitable location for the disposal of e-waste in Dhaka City. Two objectives under this study were selecting relevant criteria and ranking all the criteria for determining a suitable e-waste disposal site. Seven criteria have selected under this study: residence, agriculture, waterbody, commercial land use, road network, soil characteristics, and slope of the study area. After the finalization of factors and identifying suitable parameters, Pairwise Comparison has been used to determine the weightage of all the factors. In this regard, buffer maps of different land use and slope maps have prepared. After converting vector maps into raster, reclassification of all the maps has been done, providing priority scale value from one to five indicating least suitable to most suitable. Weighted overlay analysis has done after reclassifying all the maps, and four potential e-waste disposal sites have found within the study area's territory. But three sites were within cantonment and other restricted areas. A suitable land has located in Tejgaon Industrial Area, which fulfils all the criteria. The surrounding land use of the area is manufacturing and processing activity which is compatible with the proposed disposal activities.

Index Terms—Buffer, e-waste, incineration, multiplier, suitability.

Md Rakibul Hasan Arif is with Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (e-mail: rakibulhasanarif@rocketmail.com). Mohammad Rafayet Hossain is with College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA (e-mail: m.h.rafayet@gmail.com).


Cite:Md Rakibul Hasan Arif and Mohammad Rafayet Hossain, "Identification of Suitable Electronic Waste Disposal Site in Dhaka," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 305-312, 2022.

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