Physicochemical Characteristics of Landfill Leachate from Simpang Renggam Landfill Site, Johor, Malaysia

  • Amir Ali Detho Department of Energy and Enviromnet Engineering, QUEST, Nawabsah, Pakistan
  • Zawawi Daud Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia
  • Saleem Raza Samo Department of Energy and Environment Engineering, QUEST, Nawabsah, Pakistan
  • Zohaib Khan Faculty of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia
  • Dansish Ali Memon Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, SZAB Campus, Khairpur Mirs
  • Halizah Awang Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hus-sein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Malaysia
Keywords: Leachate characterization, Simpang Renggam Landfill Site, Organic constitutes, Ammonia Nitrogen, SS, pH


The worldwide increasing amount of municipal solid waste causes a major problem in managing waste as well as requires an effective solution to manage the waste generation. In Malaysia, landfilling is the main alternative technique for managing solid waste. In the same way, the main advantage of having a landfill is that it is easy to operate and comparatively lower in cost. Thus, in Malaysia, total 296 municipal solid waste landfills are open to overcome this issue. Drawbacks of landfilling can includes; i) generation of noxious gases, ii) leachate wastewater contamination of both ground and surface water, iii) problems such as odor, noise, and dust, iv) attraction of disease vectors and, v) the requirement for considerable land area. This present research study focuses on the characterization of Simpang Renggam Landfill (SRLS) Site such as its organic constitutes (mg/L), Ammoniacal Nitrogen (mg/L), SS (mg/L), BOD5/COD, BOD5 (mg/L), and pH. All the analyzed results were compared with the past researchers’ researches and also were compared with Malaysian Environmental Quality Act 1974. From the results, it is concluded that the Simpang Renggam Landfill Site was characterized old (stabilized) landfill leachate wastewater with BOD5/COD > 0.1. For the SRL site, it is recommended that physical-chemical method is better fitted for the leachate wastewater treatment and the aerated lagoon technique does not support the treatment of aging leachate.


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How to Cite
Detho, A., Daud, Z., Samo, S. R., Khan, Z., Memon, D. A., & Awang, H. (2020). Physicochemical Characteristics of Landfill Leachate from Simpang Renggam Landfill Site, Johor, Malaysia. Quaid-E-Awam University Research Journal of Engineering, Science & Technology, Nawabshah., 18(2), 82-88.