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Estimation of optimal biomass fraction measuring cycle formunicipal solid waste incineration facilities in Korea

Kang, Seongmin, Cha, Jae Hyung, Hong, Yoon-jung, Lee, Daekyeom, Kim, Ki-Hyun, Jeon, Eui-Chan
Waste management 2018 v.71 pp. 176-180
biomass, municipal solid waste, normal distribution, waste incineration, Korean Peninsula
This study estimates the optimum sampling cycle using a statistical method for biomass fraction. More than ten samples were collected from each of the three municipal solid waste (MSW) facilities between June 2013 and March 2015 and the biomass fraction was analyzed. The analysis data were grouped into monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual intervals and the optimum sampling cycle for the detection of the biomass fraction was estimated. Biomass fraction data did not show a normal distribution. Therefore, the non-parametric Kruskal-Wallis test was applied to compare the average values for each sample group.The Kruskal-Wallis test results showed that the average monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual values for all three MSW incineration facilities were equal. Therefore, the biomass fraction at the MSW incineration facilities should be calculated on a yearly cycle which is the longest period of the temporal cycles tested.