Leaching of inorganic pollutants from fresh and partially degraded municipal solid waste: a lysimeter study under tropical conditions

Karthikeyan, Obuli Parthiba, Murugesan, S., Joseph, Kurian, and Nagendran, R. (2008) Leaching of inorganic pollutants from fresh and partially degraded municipal solid waste: a lysimeter study under tropical conditions. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2 (1/2). pp. 49-64.

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Abstract

Leaching behaviour of inorganic ions from fresh and partially degraded Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) under controlled dumping conditions were studied. The major inorganic ions examined, except chloride, nitrate-N and nitrite-N, showed markedly higher values for leachate from fresh waste. Toxic metal concentrations were relatively low in leachate from partially degraded waste. The low leaching actions during the dry season resulted in a smaller volume but high-strength leachate. The short-term variations in the ionic concentrations appeared to be related more to rainfall than to fundamental changes in leachate composition.

Item ID: 34693
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1478-9868
Keywords: municipal solid waste; MSW; landfills; leachate; lysimeter; controlled dumps; inorganic ions and heavy metals
Funders: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Corporation of Chennai (CoC)
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2014 04:47
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961010 Natural Hazards in Urban and Industrial Environments @ 100%
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