Material flow analysis of aluminium in a dynamic system: jeram sanitary landfill

Agamuthu, P.; Mohd Afzanizam, M.; Venu Mahendra, M.S. (2011) Material flow analysis of aluminium in a dynamic system: jeram sanitary landfill. Malaysian Journal of Science, 30 (1). pp. 16-27. ISSN 13943065

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Abstract

Jeram Sanitary Landfill (JSL) receives waste from seven major municipalities, mostly from Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Municipality. The types of waste received are domestic waste, bulky waste and garden waste only. Currently, an average of 2100 tonne of solid waste per day from 470 compactors were landfilled daily at JSL. Each compactor disposed 4.6 tonnes which gives estimated at 766,500 tonnes in 2010. Out of this amount, 9.25 tonnes of Al end up in landfill per year. Most of the aluminum can are sent for recycling with approximately 1.39 tonnes/day. The leaching quantified through both gas and leachate was at 0.42 tonnes/day and 0.14 tonnes/day respectively. From the gas leaching, about 0.34 tonnes/day was released from the soil while 0.12 tonnes/day escaped through evaporation. Al in soil was quantified highest at near surface. This was identified as sink of the whole Al system. A major problem of sanitary landfill is the assessment of element transfers from inputs to outputs as a function of time due to the dynamic nature of the landfill activities.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Agamuthu, P.(Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
  2. Mohd Afzanizam, M.
  3. Venu Mahendra, M.S.
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Science
Additional Information: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aluminium, Jeram landfill, Material flow, Solid waste composition
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2013 09:50
Last Modified: 22 May 2014 11:31
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4973

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