Municipal solid waste management and practices in coastal cities of the eastern Black Sea: a case study of Trabzon City, NE Turkey


ERSOY H. , BULUT F. , ERSOY A. F. , BERKUN M.

BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, vol.67, no.3, pp.321-333, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10064-008-0129-2
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.321-333

Abstract

Each day some 400-450 ton solid waste is dumped on land and in the sea and rivers in the coastal cities of the eastern Black Sea, creating serious environmental problems. The paper reports the engineering geological studies of a proposed landfill site for Trabzon, a major city in the region. Fieldwork included scan-line and seismic surveys as well as boreholes and in-situ testing. Water absorption tests indicated permeabilities in the order of 10(-8) m/s.