Impact Assessment of Solid Waste on Groundwater and Soil in and around of Dumping site, Kasba Bawada, Kolhapur

Rahul S.Shete

Department of Environmental Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India, 416007,

Corresponding Author:

Manisha M. Patil

Department of Environmental Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India, 416007

Corresponding Author:

Pallavi R.Bhosale

Department of Environmental Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India, 416007,

Corresponding Author:

Amol A. Chougule

Department of Environmental Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India, 416007,

Corresponding Author:

Prakash D.Raut

Department of Environmental Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India, 416007,

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Abstract :

This research paper includes a 6 months environmental study of impact assessment of solid waste on Groundwater and Soil in and around of dumping site at Kasba Bawada, Kolhapur that includes a detailed study of the groundwater and soil characteristics. The dumping and open burning practices will led to the percolation of waste into the soil and groundwater which will eventually lead to various health and environment issues. In order to assess the groundwater and soil quality, assessment was carried out for the Groundwater and Soil near the dumping and landfill site around the 1 km radius in ecosystem is indeed an important resource which has yet to be studied on a bigger scale to meet the ever increasing demand for the water and soil for their use as resources. 6 Groundwater and 5 Soil sampling sites are selected in and around the dumping site. During the project, various physical, organic, inorganic and nutrient parameters were studied and also the detection of the heavy metals was carried out for soil and groundwater analysis. Most of the groundwater parameters are within the limit of BIS and WHO standards of drinking water except Total Solids which is higher in all sites and Nitrate which are higher than the limits in 2 sites when compared with the standards as these sites are near and around the dumping sites. The Nutrient parameters of Soil like Organic Carbon, Organic Matter, Available Phosphorous are present higher than the limit in all the sampling sites. The presence of high organic Carbon and the Organic matter with Available Phosphorous indicates the good fertility of the soil in and around the dumping site. The heavy metals are within the limit in soil when compared with the standards whereas in the groundwater, Lead, Copper, Nickel and Cadmium are present higher than the limit when compared drinking water quality standards established by the BIS and the WHO standards during the post monsoon of 2019 and pre monsoon of 2020 for other parameters.

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Rahul S.Shete, Manisha M. Patil, Pallavi R.Bhosale, Amol A. Chougule, Prakash D.Raut. (2022). Impact Assessment of Solid Waste on Groundwater and Soil in and around of Dumping site, Kasba Bawada, Kolhapur. In: Dr Sunita Singh, Dr Mohammed Aurifullah, Dr. Peiman Kianmehr, Dr. Monica Dragomirescu, Smart Environmental Science Technology and Management. Lecture Notes on Environment Conservation and Enrichment, vol 1. Technoarete Publishers.

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