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Distribution of heavy metals profile in groundwater system at solid waste disposal site

M.H.,, Isa and K., Samuding and I., Abustan and M.T.A.,, Rahman (2009) Distribution of heavy metals profile in groundwater system at solid waste disposal site. [Citation Index Journal]

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This paper presents the distribution of heavy metals profile in groundwater system at solid waste disposal site in Taiping, Perak. In this study, six boreholes were constructed within the solid waste disposal site. Soil samples were collected from depths between 1 and 30 m below ground surface (bgs) at 1 m intervals during the construction of the boreholes with a down-hole hammer in alluvial deposits. Pore water content of the samples was extracted in order to determine the concentrations of heavy metals suc as lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), cadmium (Cd), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), and chromium (Cr). In this study, surfer software was used to plot the contouring of heavy metals concentration. From the profiling plot, the highest concentrations peaks most of the heavy metals are seen at borehole TP6 and and can be detected up to 25 m below ground surface (bgs). Most of the heavy metals concentration were exceeded the maximum permissible concentration (MPC) as specified in the WHO Standard for Drinking Water. Based on contour diagrams, the distribution of heavy metals were localized and confined within the dumping area and not diffused and dispersed over a wide area. These results play an important role in order to determine and visualize the locations, which are affected with the leachate plume. Hence, these results can help the local authorities to take an action in term of remediation purposes. © EuroJournals Publishing, Inc. 2009.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords:Groundwater; Heavy metals; Pore water; Soil; Waste disposal site
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:32
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Isa Mohd Tan
Deposited On:17 Feb 2010 08:40
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:25

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