Characteristics of Landfill Leachate from Srinivasapuram Dumping Yard, Thanjavur

Characteristics of Landfill Leachate from Srinivasapuram Dumping Yard, Thanjavur
Authors : B. Arthee, A. Sangeetha
Publication Date: 31-03-2017


Author(s):  B. Arthee, A. Sangeetha

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Volume. 6 - Issue. 04 , April - 2017

e-ISSN:   2278-0181

 DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17577/IJERTV6IS040026


Municipal solid waste is one of the major problems in Indian cities. About 90% of the solid wastes are not properly handled. It is disposed in open dumping and landfill. In landfill the major problem is leachate generation. As it contains organic matter and toxic substances it affects ground water quality if it is not treated properly. Hence this should be treated before discharge into land surface. As study was undertaken to examine the characteristics of landfill leachate. The leachate was collected from Srinivasapuram dumping yard (of Thanjavur town). The age of the leachate at the time of collection was about 30 - 40 days. The parameters studied include pH, total dissolved solids, and total suspended solids, turbidity, COD, and TKN. The COD of leachate was 5600 mg/l, TKN of 562.36 mg/l, alkalinity of 330 mg/l, TSS of 1960 mg/l, TDS of 2865 mg/l respectively.


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