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Physico chemical analysis of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) dumping yard soil from Tuticorin City

Title

Physico chemical analysis of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) dumping yard soil from Tuticorin City

Authors

Govindarajan | Prabaharan

Keywords

Municipal Solid Waste | Tuticorin

Publication Details

Vol: 2; Iss: 7; Jul 16 | ISSN: 2454-5422

Abstract

This research paper deals with the physico-chemical characteristics of municipal solid waste (MSW) dumping site soil in Tuticorin city. The characteristics of MSW dumped soil, i.e., pH, electrical conductivity, micronutrients (Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu) and macronutrients (N, P, K) were evaluated. The use of MSW as vermicompost offers a unique opportunity for economical disposal. Loss of biodiversity can be observed due to open dumping of solid waste. Accumulation of hazardous substances is the common phenomenon in open dumping of MSW. It affects the food chain and food web. It’s a very dangerous effect later on. The dumping site always surrounded by scavenging animals and such unwanted things along with the strong odour. The analysis of MSW dumping site soil indicates that it is good source of nutrients for the agriculture sector. On the basis of result MSW compost can be recommended to the farmers.

Citation:

B.Govindarajan and V.Prabaharan. “Physico chemical analysis of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) dumping yard soil from Tuticorin City”. International Journal of Current Science Research (IJCSR) 2.7 (2016):  806-822.

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