Analysis of heavy metal concentration in the vicinity of a landfill site

Zaini Sakawi, Sharifah Mastura Syed Abdullah, Mohd Rozaimi Ariffin, Lukman Ismail, Othman Jaafar

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Abstract

Landfill site is the final destination in the cycle of waste generation. The landfill issues per its site, locality and alternative uses are the chronic issues commonly occurring at local, regional and global levels. Waste related pollution of the environment such as air (gas and odour), soil and underground water are perennial issues. Heavy metal contamination of the soil is a visible impact on the physical environment and human health. This study aims to analyses the concentration of heavy metal in the soil per the distance and depth of soil from the site of the landfill. The findings indicated that there were negative and positive relationship in the concentration of heavy metal per the distance and depth. Evidently factors like the type of soil, agricultural activities and rainfall did influence the concentration of heavy metal in the vicinity surrounding the landfill site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-353
Number of pages5
JournalResearch Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume7
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Heavy metals
  • Land contaminated
  • Landfill site
  • Leachate
  • Waste management

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Analysis of heavy metal concentration in the vicinity of a landfill site. / Sakawi, Zaini; Syed Abdullah, Sharifah Mastura; Ariffin, Mohd Rozaimi; Ismail, Lukman; Jaafar, Othman.

In: Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 7, 2012, p. 349-353.

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Sakawi, Zaini ; Syed Abdullah, Sharifah Mastura ; Ariffin, Mohd Rozaimi ; Ismail, Lukman ; Jaafar, Othman. / Analysis of heavy metal concentration in the vicinity of a landfill site. In: Research Journal of Applied Sciences. 2012 ; Vol. 7, No. 7. pp. 349-353.
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