Investigation on the solid waste recovery in the industrial unites of Isfahan, Iran

Document Type : Original Article


1 Zendeh Roud Research Group, Behin Ab Consultant Researching Co, Isfahan, Iran

2 Isfahan Rural Water and Wastewater Company, Isfahan, Iran

3 Faculty of Environment, University of Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Environment Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Isfahan, School of Health, Student Research Center, IUMS, Isfahan, Iran


Aims: The purpose of this study was to investigate the professional attraction rates on solid waste recovery area, current recovery market in the study area, and to determine their activity index. Materials and Methods: The recovery of materials in the active industrial units of Isfahan industrial parks, central area of Iran, were classified and analyzed. The quantitative and experimental studies were used. In each recovery area, employment, investment rate, and production capacity of industrial units were specified and the activity index was prescribed. Results: The highest activity index in the province relates to paper and metal with 17 and 16 units, respectively. In the study area, no study has been carried out about electronic waste and old cars recovery. Also employment in paper and metal recovery industrials are more than another with 385 and 221 persons per year, respectively. Conclusion: The recovery of solid waste and distribution of solid waste production in Isfahan showed that planning of solid waste recovery industry can be developed in future.


Volume 2, November
November 2013
Pages 1-5
  • Receive Date: 03 February 2023
  • Accept Date: 03 February 2023