Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.13, Issue 2, 2007; Page No.(429-432)

PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF LEACHATES FROM MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE DUMPING SITE IN GUWAHATI CITY

Utpal Goswami and H.P. Sarma

Abstract

Unscientific dumping of solid waste leads to deterioration of the environment and its various componentc like air,soll and water. In Guwahati city, about SOO metric tons of solid wave Ic generated d.iily.The Guwahan Munk ipal Corporation collects and disposes most part of the solid wastes in the dumping cite through open dumping, mode of fli..poul. The leachate produced from the dumping site was collected mid the physico-r hemical chArm.teristics of thil le.0 hare were anahised.The results give an idea about the nature and characteristics of the 1)10-df ArLible wx.". In the dumping site.

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