Next Article in Journal
Setting Up of an Experimental Site for the Continuous Monitoring of Water Discharge, Suspended Sediment Transport and Groundwater Levels in a Mediterranean Basin. Results of One Year of Activity
Next Article in Special Issue
Experience from the Implementation and Operation of the Biological Membrane Reactor (MBR) at the Modernized Wastewater Treatment Plant in Wydminy
Previous Article in Journal
Comparison of Terrestrial Water Storage Changes Derived from GRACE/GRACE-FO and Swarm: A Case Study in the Amazon River Basin
Previous Article in Special Issue
Assessment of the Impact of Sewage Storage Ponds on the Water Environment in Surrounding Area
Article

Differences in the Composition of Leachate from Active and Non-Operational Municipal Waste Landfills in Poland

Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, pl. Grunwaldzki 24, 50-363 Wrocław, Poland
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Water 2020, 12(11), 3129; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113129
Received: 27 September 2020 / Revised: 2 November 2020 / Accepted: 5 November 2020 / Published: 8 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovations in Water Research 2020)
Leachate formation is one of the many environmental hazards associated with landfilling. The leachate may migrate from the landfill to surface water and groundwater, posing a potential threat to aquatic ecosystems. Moreover, its harmful effect on human health and life has been proven. Due to the risks that landfill leachates may pose, it is necessary to control the state of the environment in their surroundings. The paper presents an example of the application of selected statistical methods (basic statistics, statistical tests, principal component analysis) to assess the impact of individual pollution indicators on the quality of landfill leachates. The conducted analysis showed the existence of significant differences between the surveyed active (Legnica, Jawor) and non-operational (Wrocław, Bielawa) landfills in Poland. These differences were especially visible in the cases of the following: electric conductivity (EC) (non-operational landfills 1915–5075 μS/cm, active 5093–11,370 μS/cm), concentrations of total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN) (non-operational landfills 0.18–294.5 mg N/dm3, active 167.56–907.4 mg N/dm3), chemical oxygen demand (COD), organic nitrogen (ON), ammonium nitrogen (AN), total solids (TS), total dissolved solids (TDS), total suspended solids (TSS), sulfates, chlorides, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and nickel. Selected indicators should help to determine the progress of decomposition processes inside the landfill and the potential impact of leachate on the environment, and should be used in the mandatory monitoring of landfills. View Full-Text
Keywords: municipal waste landfills; leachate monitoring; pollution indicators municipal waste landfills; leachate monitoring; pollution indicators
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Wdowczyk, A.; Szymańska-Pulikowska, A. Differences in the Composition of Leachate from Active and Non-Operational Municipal Waste Landfills in Poland. Water 2020, 12, 3129. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113129

AMA Style

Wdowczyk A, Szymańska-Pulikowska A. Differences in the Composition of Leachate from Active and Non-Operational Municipal Waste Landfills in Poland. Water. 2020; 12(11):3129. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113129

Chicago/Turabian Style

Wdowczyk, Aleksandra; Szymańska-Pulikowska, Agata. 2020. "Differences in the Composition of Leachate from Active and Non-Operational Municipal Waste Landfills in Poland" Water 12, no. 11: 3129. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113129

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop