Assessment of Waste Battery Management in Peri-Urban Settlement, Case Study of Kigamboni/ Temeke District

Kayombo, Jarome Ansgary (2016) Assessment of Waste Battery Management in Peri-Urban Settlement, Case Study of Kigamboni/ Temeke District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study assessed the Waste Batteries Management in Peri-Urban Settlement, Case study Kigamboni/Temeke District. Specifically the study was done at Kisalawe II ward, Tumaini and Kichangani Mtaa jurisdiction area. A total of 57 respondents from Tumaini and Kichangani Mtaa as well as officials from Government authorities were involved. Data were collected using direct observation, interview and questionnaires among household producing waste batteries and focus group discussion to government officials. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis. Findings indicates that there is Dry cell waste batteries (455 Pc/HH/3yrs), Cell Phone waste batteries (2.1Pc/HH/3yrs) and Lead acid waste Batteries (2.2Pc/HH/3Yrs). Also there is no treatment facility for Dry cell waste batteries and cell Phone waste batteries and only two recyling indutry for Lead acid waste batteries counrty wise. Furthermore, the study revealed that Dry cell and Cell phone waste batteries are mixed up with other domestic waste while the Lead acid batteries are collected to lead acid recycling facilty. The use of rechargeable batteries minmizes the waste batteries generation, also increased investment on Waste Battery Recycling Industries reduces the pollutant burden to environment. Lastly, awarenes raising among the users on the hazardousness and safe handling of waste batteries should be emphasised to control environmental pollution.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 500 Science > 550 Earth sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Sciences Technology and Environmental Studies > Department of Environmental Studies
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 07:44
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:43

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