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2009 (Vol. 1, Issue: 2)
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Modelling of Heavy Metal Pollution in an Unregulated Solid Waste Dumping Site with GIS

Müfide Banar, Aysun Özkan and Metin Altan
Corresponding Author:  Müfide Banar 

Key words:  Dumping site, geographic information systems, leachate, soil, Turkey, ,
Vol. 1 , (2): Page No: 99-110
Submitted Accepted Published
2009 Sept., 11 2009 Oct., 07

In this study, heavy metal pollution and distribution on leachate and soil have detected with the samples which were collected from the unregulated dumping site area in Eskisehir/Turkey. These samples were analyzed for pH, cadmium, copper, iron, lead, nickel and zinc in spring, summer and autumn seasons. The sampling points were marked on an air photograph by using GeoMedia Professional 6.0 softw are. Analysis results obtained from the sampling points were interpolated by using SURFER 7.0 software and distribution maps were performed. These maps w ere reregistered by using GeoMedia Professional 6.0 and compared with the air photograph and geological units. As a result, it was seen that heavy metal concentrations were increasing towards to agricultural areas in the northeast of the dumping site. When physical-chemical analysis results and findings obtained from GIS are evaluated with together, it is said that the EskiĠehir dumping site is going to cause environmental and ecological problems in both short and long term and this site should be urgently rehabilitated.
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Müfide Banar, Aysun Özkan and Metin Altan, 2009. Modelling of Heavy Metal Pollution in an Unregulated Solid Waste Dumping Site with GIS.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 1(2): Page No: 99-110.
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