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Characterization of leachate at Matang Landfill site, Perak, Malaysia

Mohd Zin, Nur Shaylinda and Abdul Aziz, Hamidi and Adlan, Mohd Nordin and Ariffin, Azlan (2012) Characterization of leachate at Matang Landfill site, Perak, Malaysia. Academic Journal of Science, 1 (2). pp. 317-322. ISSN 2165-6282


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Leachate is produced when water percolates through waste. While percolating through the waste, it will also carry along organic, inorganic, heavy matter, colloid, pathogen and other polluted matters. Thus, leachate is considered as the greatest environmental concern in solid waste management. This study analyzed the results of leachate composition at the Matang Landfill Site with acceptable conditions for discharge of leachate under Environmental Quality Act 1974 and comparing it with previously published data. Leachate raw samples were collected by grab sampling and was analyzed for ten parameters (pH, temperature, BOD, COD, SS, ammonia-N, total phosphorus, ferum, turbidity, BOD/COD). From the results, Matang landfill site was categorized as partially stabilized leachate with the BOD/COD> 0.1. The composition of Matang Landfill leachate studied, signifies the need for a better leachate treatment facilities to ensure removal of pollutant to an acceptable level prior to discharge into receiving water bodies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: solid waste; landfill; leachate
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD785-812 Municipal refuse. Solid wastes
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2013 03:46
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2015 00:31
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3961
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