Cipayung Landfill is the last disposal location of waste processing in Depok City, West Java. In a day, approximately 800 tons of garbage is dumped, which is then processed by being burned and left to decompose for inorganic and organic waste, respectively. However, poor waste management has resulted in an accumulation that continues to this day. This creates a variety of problems, especially leachate contamination that infiltrates to the groundwater, flows along and threaten the health of residents who live in the vicinity. This liquid contains toxins and hazardous materials. Therefore, it is essential for residents to know the level of contamination occurred and its dispersion, along with actions that must be taken to reduce the impact of pollution. In this study, we map the distribution of contaminated groundwater using the geophysical ground penetrating radar method, together with the chemical analysis of water samples. Ground penetrating radar has been useful to detect the change of permittivity and conductivity of layers below the surface. It is possible to mark off the contaminated groundwater to the fresh one indicated from an extensive amount of electromagnetic signal attenuation. This study suggests that there is contamination occurred in radius up to hundreds of meters from the landfill site. The result of this community-based research gives an advisable policy regarding waste management and groundwater usage in this area.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2020|
|Event||2019 International Conference on Engineering, Technologies, and Applied Sciences, ICETsAS 2019 - Bengkulu, Indonesia|
Duration: 17 Oct 2019 → 18 Oct 2019