Assessing the Impacts of Seasonal Variations on Predicting Leachate Generation in Gumushane Open Dump Using Water Balance Method

Nas S. S., NAS E.

POLISH JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, vol.23, no.5, pp.1659-1668, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1659-1668
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Leachate quality varies depending on many factors such as the depth and the content of solid waste, seasonal variations in solid waste, and the duration of storage of solid waste; design and operation of storage space; geological and hydrogeological characteristics of storage area; and environmental interaction of leachate, which affect each other. One of the two major sources of leachate is the moisture content of the waste stored and the other is the mass of water entering the storage area from outside. A major part of the mass of water entering the storage area from outside is the infiltration of rain water through the storage area.