Journal article Open Access
Kamde Shivanand; Ghosh P. K.; Gupta M. K
There are many approaches which have been used to assess the ground water and surface water contamination. The land disposal of municipal waste is potential cause of groundwater contamination unscientifically managed dumping yards are prone to groundwater contamination because of leachate production. The leaching behaviour of a waste can be assessed either by the experimental determination of the characteristics of leachate generated or through mathematical modeling.A pilot study was conducted to assess the characterization of leachate generating using Leachate Generated Model (LGM). In present study the model is used to study the effect of gomutra and enzymes on the municipal solid waste and the leachate quality. The result indicated that the colour of leachate generated in study area was found to be oxygenated and has organic compound which resulted in increased permeability. The results reveal that the use of gomutra (15%) mixed with MSW, was a good indication that organic matters in leachate are readily biodegradable in mature land fill, where as 10% gomutra used in MSW, showed that (BOD / COD = 0.64) leachate had high biodegradability through anaerobic phase. This stimulator showed better result than enzymes used and is also helpful to prevent containing of waste water tube wells and bore holes affected from leachate generated.