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Qualitative Assessment Of Groundwater Around The Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Site At Pirana In Ahmedabad City


Asim I Shaikh , L. D. College of Engineering; Prof. A. M. Malek, L. D. College of Engineering; Harshil. H. Gajjar, L. D. College of Engineering; Nihir. V. Gandhi, L. D. College of Engineering; Dhaval. P. Patel, L. D. College of Engineering


Leachate, Groundwater, Pollution, Solid waste, Landfill, Qualitative Assessment.


The characteristics of leachate and its probable risks on groundwater pollution were investigated following the analysis of some chemical parameters of the leachate generated in the Pirana landfill site, Ahmedabad, India. Three samples of the groundwater were collected from the different locations around the Pirana landfill site. The laboratory test results on groundwater samples show high concentration of TDS (2100 mg/lit), Total hardness (740 mg/lit), Sulphates (470 mg/lit), Calcium (196 mg/litre) and Magnesium (100 mg/lit) and have very high potential for contaminating ground and surface water. The data collected from the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation also shows high concentrations of TDS (2272 mg/litre), Total Hardness (840 mg/lit), Sulohates (470 mg/lit), Chlorides (818 mg/lit), nitrates (668 mg/lit) and Iron (8.50 mg/lit). The surface water samples around the landfill site appear to be contaminated, most probably, through the overflow of leachate. Groundwater parameters do not satisfy drinking water quality standard so it is harmful if consumpted without proper treatment. Biological treatment through Reverse Osmosis improves the quality of groundwater significantly. The water should be used for drinking and cooking but only after its purification through RO system as it removes almost 95 % of the dissolved solids.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV2I3115
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2014
Page(s): 1203-1205

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