Characterization of municipal solid waste in high-altitude sub-tropical regions

  title={Characterization of municipal solid waste in high-altitude sub-tropical regions},
  author={Sunil Kumar and Hiya Dhar and Vijay V. Nair and J. K. Bhattacharyya and Atul Narayan Vaidya and A. B. Akolkar},
  journal={Environmental Technology},
  pages={2627 - 2637}
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