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Environmental Impact Analysis of Physico chemical Characterization of Landfill leachate from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) dump yard in Dharapuram Town, Tamil Nadu, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Jansons Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, INDIA
  • 2Department of Environmental Sciences, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, INDIA
  • 3Department of Environmental Sciences, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, INDIA
  • 4Department of Environmental Sciences, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (1), Pages 13-20, January,22 (2016)


This paper discusses the physico chemical characteristics of leachate generated from municipal solid waste landfilling site of Dharapuram town, Tirupur district, Tamilnadu, India. Leachate samples were collected in and around the dump yard and analyzed for various physico-chemical parameters to estimate its pollution potential. The parameters were performed by following the standards of APHA, 2012. This research work aims to serve as a baseline data for the implementation of the most suitable technique and methods for reducing the negative environmental effects of discharging leachate in to soil. The present study on leachate analysis indicates that the quality of ground water was contaminated due to disposal of municipal solid waste at dumping yard. It was confirmed by the high Electrical conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids, COD and BOD values for both the seasons. The remaining parameters are also show the increase in concentration and the presence of heavy metal in the leachate samples are found at moderate concentration levels in all the leachate samples.


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