Characterization of leachate from jeram sanitary landfill-Malaysia

Majd Ahmed Jumaah, Mohamed Rozali Othman, Muhammad Rahimi Usop

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Landfill leachate is the most common way of handling solid waste in Malaysia, due to high cost involved with advanced technologies for landfilling, lack of technical capacity, lack of knowhow to manage landfill sites. Landfill leachate generated from the MSW landfill sites must be treated before dispose into the environment as it creates many social and environmental problems. Characterization of landfill leachate is important to identify the most critical pollutants present in the leachate and thereby to introduce suitable and applicable treatment technologies such as in-situ permeable reactive barrier technologies for contaminant remediation. Therefore, the objective of this research is to characterize landfill leachate collected from Jeram landfills in Malaysia. The results of the leachate samples showed the concentration of organic compounds, expressed as COD, were 49000 mg/L; the proportion of easily biodegradable organics (BOD5) was 14790 and the total nitrogen concentration was 4500 mg/L. The ammoniacal (NH3-N) concentration in the leachate studied was about 3800 mg/L and the color values for biological treated samples were (10200 Pt-Co) indicating the biological treatment system alone would not be effective in reducing the color. The results of this study will be used in developing site specific remediation technologies in landfill leachate treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-574
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of ChemTech Research
Volume9
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Chemical Water Pollutants
Land fill
Remediation
Leachate treatment
Color
Solid wastes
Organic compounds
Nitrogen
Impurities
Costs

Keywords

  • Characterization
  • Jeram
  • Landfill leachate
  • Malaysia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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Characterization of leachate from jeram sanitary landfill-Malaysia. / Jumaah, Majd Ahmed; Othman, Mohamed Rozali; Usop, Muhammad Rahimi.

In: International Journal of ChemTech Research, Vol. 9, No. 8, 2016, p. 571-574.

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Jumaah, Majd Ahmed ; Othman, Mohamed Rozali ; Usop, Muhammad Rahimi. / Characterization of leachate from jeram sanitary landfill-Malaysia. In: International Journal of ChemTech Research. 2016 ; Vol. 9, No. 8. pp. 571-574.
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