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Impact of Waste Recovery on the COVID-19 Propagation

Abdelghani Hajji, Yassir Lairgi, Abdeslam Lachhab, Ahmed Abbou


There are several techniques proposed to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, such as contact limitation, hygiene, high-frequency tests, use of mask, home delivery, and quarantine.

Morocco is one of the rare countries which decided an early lockdown against the new Coronavirus. During this period, we offer techniques that allow efficient processing of household waste to avoid or minimize to take out the trash.

We are presenting different techniques that make it possible to treat waste. Then, we have modeled the spread of this pandemic in Morocco using the SIR model. Finally, we have shown the effects of waste management on the proliferation of Coronavirus.

The results show that it is better to sort the waste, install a composter or a domestic digester in buildings and hospitals (more precisely in the room of the contaminated person) to produce the compost or methane (renewable energy), which may finally contribute in limiting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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