International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Solid Waste Management | India | Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016


Impacts of Heavy Metals in Soil Profile of Surrounding Municipal Solid Waste Dump Site

Anjanapriya.S | Lalitha.S


Abstract: An experimental study was performed to measure the concentration of heavy metals on soil profile (top soil, middle soil and bottom soil) around municipal solid waste dumpsite. Six samples were collected around municipal solid waste dump site within1.5 kilometre distance between 300 meter differences. Average values were measured in soil profile. The overall study indicated that the level of heavy metal almost same in top soil, middle soil and bottom soil. High concentration of Cadmium, Copper, Nickel, Chromium and Zinc were measured on near the dumpsite. But the lowest level of heavy metals was measured on the sixth site when compared to near the dumpsite. The level of heavy metals was decreased on increasing distance from the municipal solid waste dumpsite. The results indicated that the heavy metal contamination on Soil due to landfill.


Keywords: Heavy metal, Municipal solid waste, landfill and soil profile


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016,


Pages: 554 - 557


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