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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 24)
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The Analysis of Heavy Metal Concentration per Distance and Depth around the Vicinity of Open Landfill

Zaini Sakawi, Mohd RozaimiAriffin, S.A. Sharifah Mastura and Mohd Fuad Mat Jali
Corresponding Author:  Zaini Sakawi 

Key words:  Heavy metals, land contaminated, land contaminated guidelines, open landfill site, waste management, ,
Vol. 5 , (24): 5619-5625
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August 30, 2012 October 03, 2012 May 30, 2013
Abstract:

Heavy metal is a source of environmental pollutant affecting the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The sources of heavy metal pollution are the industries, domestic sewage and landfills. Landfill operation is a sourceof heavy metal pollution which not only affected the biospehere, hydrospehere and athmosphere, but also the litospheresystems around it. This study aims to analyse the heavy metals concentration around the landifill vicinity for indication of heavy metal pollution. This study analysedthe soil content of the heavy metal based on the distance and depth around the vicinity of the landfill. Field sampling of the soil and laboratory analysis were used. The field study involved 20 stations and 60 samples according to the wind directions: North, East, South and West.The analysis was conducted through the use of Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS). Seven types of heavy metals were identified as indicators for pollution namely Mg, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn and Pb. The results indicated that the concentration of Fe was the most dominant per specific distances and depths and exceeded the DOE minimum standard (301 mg/L) in North, East and West directions. While Cu was the second most dominant, with concentraion exceeding minimum DOE standard (19.8 mg/L) per specific distance and depth, mainly in the West direction.
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Zaini Sakawi, Mohd RozaimiAriffin, S.A. Sharifah Mastura and Mohd Fuad Mat Jali, 2013. The Analysis of Heavy Metal Concentration per Distance and Depth around the Vicinity of Open Landfill.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 5(24): 5619-5625.
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