Impact of Leachate in the Soil Vellalore, Coimbatore
A. Tharani1, J. Jeevitha2, R. Harish3
1A. Tharani*, Assistant Professor, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore. India.
2J. Jeevitha, Assistant Professor, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore. India.
3R. Harish, Assistant Professor, Subramanya College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, India
Manuscript received on January 12, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 22, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 10, 2020. | PP: 3075-3078 | Volume-9 Issue-4, February 2020. | Retrieval Number: B7021129219/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B7021.029420
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Abstract: As a consequence of increasing urbanisation and industrialization two major effects have occurred. They are resource exploitation and waste generation. In this view, the present work has been undertaken to study problems of open dumping of MSW at Vellalore disposal site of Coimbatore city. The objectives of the present study are monitor and assess the problems of principle solid waste on land and to investigate the feasibility of energy recover from MSW. Physical and chemical characterization of MSW collected from the disposal site showed that the solid waste has 68.95% of biodegradable fraction with relatively higher percentage of moisture content and 72% of volatile solids contents. Hence, methanation process of MSW can be carried out to recover energy. Leachate characterisation study concludes the that the concentration of Total Organic Carbon, Ammonia nitrogen, volatile solids, pH , electrical conductivity were high in fresh leachate and decreased due to the decomposition of MSW. Soil quality study of Vellalore site showed that the soil texture and colour has been altered to a depth of 60cm.To manage the solid waste problem, high solids anaerobic digestion process was carried out in the laboratory in a batch reactor, which showed that the factor pH was found to be significant in the production of biogas. The concentration of volatile solids, Total carbon, Total nitrogen, due to the decomposition of the reactor contents, which has utilized in the production of gas. During the experimental study a cumulative volume of 3.2 litres of gas was obtained in a period of 120 days from 8 litres volume of the initially loaded MSW.
Keywords: leachate, Municipal Solid Waste, Total Organic Solids.
Scope of the Article: Municipal or Urban Engineering