Characterizing volatile organic compounds in leachate from Gohagoda municipal solid waste dumpsite, Sri Lanka

Article


Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Jayawardhana, Yohan, Basnayake, B. F. A., Mowjood, M. I. M., Nagamori, M., Saito, Takeshi, Kawamoto, Ken and Vithanage, Meththika. 2016. "Characterizing volatile organic compounds in leachate from Gohagoda municipal solid waste dumpsite, Sri Lanka." Groundwater for Sustainable Development. 2-3, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gsd.2016.04.001
Article Title

Characterizing volatile organic compounds in leachate from Gohagoda municipal solid waste dumpsite, Sri Lanka

ERA Journal ID212658
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsKumarathilaka, Prasanna, Jayawardhana, Yohan, Basnayake, B. F. A., Mowjood, M. I. M., Nagamori, M., Saito, Takeshi, Kawamoto, Ken and Vithanage, Meththika
Journal TitleGroundwater for Sustainable Development
Journal Citation2-3, pp. 1-6
Number of Pages6
Year2016
PublisherElsevier BV
Place of PublicationNetherlands
ISSN2352-801X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gsd.2016.04.001
Web Address (URL)https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352801X16300078
Abstract

Fate and transport of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in landfill leachate causes environmental pollution and human health concern. These VOCs can directly be emitted to the atmosphere and also can end up in leachate plume from open solid waste dumpsites. However, no data exists on the VOCs in landfill leachate in Sri Lanka. Hence, the purpose of this study was to assess the variation of VOCs in landfill leachate at the Gohagoda Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) dumpsite, Kandy, Sri Lanka in a dry (Spring) and a wet (Autumn) month. A list of the key offensive VOCs covering 13 chemicals in leachate was quantified by using a head space-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry (HS-GC-MS). Results indicated that benzene and toluene were most commonly observed in both sampling periods, ranging from 1.78-21.7 and 1.73-20.2 μg L-1, respectively. 4-Isopropyltoluene had the highest concentrations of the VOCs investigated in both sampling periods (38.0 and 129 μg L-1 in spring and autumn, respectively). Totally, 9 different VOCs out of 13 listed were detected in the landfill leachate. In comparison, the number of VOCs and total VOC concentrations were higher at all sampling locations in spring except GSV1 sampling point. Thereby, it appears that a time series analysis of VOCs during the dry and wet months may provide a better understanding of the degree and risk of pollution of the Mahaweli River water.

KeywordsBenzene; Diurnal changes; HS-GC-MS; Landfill leachate; Open dumpsites; Toluene
Public Notes

Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.

FunderNational Research Council Sri Lanka
Byline AffiliationsNational Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Center for Environmental Science in Saitama, Japan
Saitama University, Japan
Library Services
Permalink -

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/wv49x/characterizing-volatile-organic-compounds-in-leachate-from-gohagoda-municipal-solid-waste-dumpsite-sri-lanka

  • 12
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Thiolated arsenic in natural systems: What is current, what is new and what needs to be known
Herath, Indika, Vithanage, Meththika, Seneweera, Saman and Bundschuh, Jochen. 2018. "Thiolated arsenic in natural systems: What is current, what is new and what needs to be known." Environment International. 115, pp. 370-386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.03.027
Antimony as a global dilemma: Geochemistry, mobility, fate and transport
Herath, Indika, Vithanage, Meththika and Bundschuh, Jochen. 2017. "Antimony as a global dilemma: Geochemistry, mobility, fate and transport." Environmental Pollution. 223, pp. 545-559. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.01.057
Interaction of arsenic with biochar in soil and water: A critical review
Vithanage, Meththika, Herath, Indika, Joseph, Stephen, Bundschuh, Jochen, Bolan, Nanthi, Ok, Yong Sik, Kirkham, M. B. and Rinklebe, Jorg. 2017. "Interaction of arsenic with biochar in soil and water: A critical review." Carbon. 113, pp. 219-230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2016.11.032
Iron modification to silicon-rich biochar and alternative water management to decrease arsenic accumulation in rice (Oryza sativa L.)
Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Bundschuh, Jochen, Seneweera, Saman, Marchuk, Alla and Ok, Yong Sik. 2021. "Iron modification to silicon-rich biochar and alternative water management to decrease arsenic accumulation in rice (Oryza sativa L.)." Environmental Pollution. 286, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117661
Rice genotype's responses to arsenic stress and cancer risk: the effects of integrated birnessite-modified rice hull biochar-water management applications
Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Bundschuh, Jochen, Seneweera, Saman and Ok, Yong Sik. 2021. "Rice genotype's responses to arsenic stress and cancer risk: the effects of integrated birnessite-modified rice hull biochar-water management applications." Science of the Total Environment. 768, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144531
An integrated approach of rice hull biochar-alternative water management as a promising tool to decrease inorganic arsenic levels and to sustain essential element contents in rice
Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Bundschuh, Jochen, Seneweera, Saman and Ok, Yong Sik. 2021. "An integrated approach of rice hull biochar-alternative water management as a promising tool to decrease inorganic arsenic levels and to sustain essential element contents in rice." Journal of Hazardous Materials. 405, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124188
Combined effects of the biochar/biochar composites and water management strategies on the phyto-availability of arsenic in paddy rice soils
Kumarathilaka, Prasanna. 2020. Combined effects of the biochar/biochar composites and water management strategies on the phyto-availability of arsenic in paddy rice soils. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/P8BG-FK83
A fast analytical protocol for simultaneous speciation of arsenic by Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) hyphenated to Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) as a modern advancement in liquid chromatography approaches
Herath, Indika, Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Bundschuh, Jochen, Marchuk, Alla and Rinklebe, Jorg. 2020. "A fast analytical protocol for simultaneous speciation of arsenic by Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) hyphenated to Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) as a modern advancement in liquid chromatography approaches." Talanta. 208, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2019.120457
Geochemical processes for mobilization of arsenic in groundwater
Herath, I., Bundschuh, J., Vithanage, M. and Bhattacharya, P.. 2016. "Geochemical processes for mobilization of arsenic in groundwater." Bhattacharya, Prosun, Vahter, Marie, Jarsjo, Jerker, Kumpiene, Jurate, Ahmad, Arslan, Sparrenbom, Charlotte, Jacks, Gunnar, Donselaar, Marinus Eric, Bundschuh, Jochen and Naidu, Ravi (ed.) 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment: Arsenic Research and Global Sustainability (AS 2016). Stockholm, Sweden 19 - 23 Jun 2016 London, United Kingdom.
Biochar versus bone char for a sustainable inorganic arsenic mitigation in water: what needs to be done in future research?
Alkurdi, Susan S. A., Herath, Indika, Bundschuh, Jochen, Al-Juboori, Raed A., Vithanage, Meththika and Mohan, Dinesh. 2019. "Biochar versus bone char for a sustainable inorganic arsenic mitigation in water: what needs to be done in future research?" Environment International. 127, pp. 52-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.03.012
Occurrence and cycling of trace elements in ultramafic soils and their impacts on human health: A critical review
Vithanage, Meththika, Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Oze, Christopher, Karunatilake, Suniti, Seneviratne, Mihiri, Hseu, Zeng-Yei, Gunarathne, Viraj, Dassanayake, Maheshi, Ok, Yong Sik and Rinklebe, Jörg. 2019. "Occurrence and cycling of trace elements in ultramafic soils and their impacts on human health: A critical review." Environment International. 131 (104974), pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.104974
Characteristics of Particulate Plastics in Terrestrial Ecosystems
Palansooriya, K. N., Wijesekara, H., Bradney, L., Kumarathilaka, P., Bundschuh, J., Bolan, N. and Ok, Y. S.. 2020. "Characteristics of Particulate Plastics in Terrestrial Ecosystems." Sustainable Waste Management Workshop: Microplastics in the Environment 2020. Singapore 07 - 09 Jan 2020 United States. American Institute of Chemical Engineers. pp. 6
Mitigation of arsenic accumulation in rice: an agronomical, physico-chemical, and biological approach – a critical review
Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Seneweera, Saman, Ok, Yong Sik, Meharg, Andrew A. and Bundschuh, Jochen. 2020. "Mitigation of arsenic accumulation in rice: an agronomical, physico-chemical, and biological approach – a critical review." Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. 50 (1), pp. 31-71. https://doi.org/10.1080/10643389.2019.1618691
Arsenic in cooked rice foods: assessing health risks and mitigation options
Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Seneweera, Saman, Ok, Yong Sik, Meharg, Andrew and Bundschuh, Jochen. 2019. "Arsenic in cooked rice foods: assessing health risks and mitigation options." Environment International. 127, pp. 584-591. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.04.004
Arsenic accumulation in rice (Oryza sativa L.) is influenced by environment and genetic factors
Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Seneweera, Saman, Meharg, Andrew and Bundschuh, Jochen. 2018. "Arsenic accumulation in rice (Oryza sativa L.) is influenced by environment and genetic factors." Science of the Total Environment. 642, pp. 485-496. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.06.030
Arsenic speciation dynamics in paddy rice soil-water environment: sources, physico-chemical, and biological factors - a review
Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Seneweera, Saman, Meharg, Andrew and Bundschuh, Jochen. 2018. "Arsenic speciation dynamics in paddy rice soil-water environment: sources, physico-chemical, and biological factors - a review." Water Research. 140, pp. 403-414. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2018.04.034
Municipal solid waste-derived biochar for the removal of benzene from landfill leachate
Jayawardhana, Yohan, Mayakaduwa, S. S., Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Gamage, Sewwandi and Vithanage, Meththika. 2019. "Municipal solid waste-derived biochar for the removal of benzene from landfill leachate." Environmental Geochemistry and Health: official journal of the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 41 (4), pp. 1739-1753. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-017-9973-y
Arsenic speciation in soil-water system and their uptake by rice (Oryza sativa)
Kumarathilaka, P., Bundschuh, J., Seneweera, S. and Meharg, A. A.. 2018. "Arsenic speciation in soil-water system and their uptake by rice (Oryza sativa)." 7th International Congress and Exhibition on Arsenic in the Environment (AS 2018). Beijing, China 01 - 06 Jul 2018 Netherlands. CRC Press. pp. 289-290 https://doi.org/10.1201/9781351046633-113
Influence of bioenergy waste biochar on proton- and ligand-promoted release of Pb and Cu in a shooting range soil
Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Ahmad, Mahtab, Herath, Indika, Mahatantila, Kushani, Athapattu, B. C. L., Rinklebe, Jörg, Ok, Yong Sik, Usman, Adel, Al-Wabel, Mohammad I., Abduljabbar, Adel and Vithanage, Meththika. 2018. "Influence of bioenergy waste biochar on proton- and ligand-promoted release of Pb and Cu in a shooting range soil." Science of the Total Environment. 625, pp. 547-554. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.294
Influence of Gliricidia sepium Biochar on Attenuate Perchlorate-Induced Heavy Metal Release in Serpentine Soil
Kumarathilaka, Prasanna and Vithanage, Meththika. 2017. "Influence of Gliricidia sepium Biochar on Attenuate Perchlorate-Induced Heavy Metal Release in Serpentine Soil." Journal of Chemistry. 2017, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6180636
Phytoremediation of Landfill Leachates
Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Wijesekara, Hasintha, Bolan, Nanthi, Kunhikrishnan, Anitha and Vithanage, Meththika. 2017. "Phytoremediation of Landfill Leachates." Ansari, Abid A., Gill, Sarvajeet Singh, Gill, Ritu, Lanza, Guy R. and Newman, Lee (ed.) Phytoremediation: Management of Environmental Contaminants. Switzerland. Springer. pp. 439-467
Role of woody biochar and fungal-bacterial co-inoculation on enzyme activity and metal immobilization in serpentine soil
Bandara, Tharanga, Herath, Indika, Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Seneviratne, Mihiri, Seneviratne, Gamini, Rajakaruna, Nishanta, Vithanage, Meththika and Ok, Yong Sik. 2017. "Role of woody biochar and fungal-bacterial co-inoculation on enzyme activity and metal immobilization in serpentine soil." Journal of Soils and Sediments: protection, risk assessment and remediation. 17 (3), pp. 665-673. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-015-1243-y
Efficacy of woody biomass and biochar for alleviating heavy metal bioavailability in serpentine soil
Bandara, Tharanga, Herath, Indika, Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Hseu, Zeng-Yei, Ok, Yong Sik and Vithanage, Meththika. 2017. "Efficacy of woody biomass and biochar for alleviating heavy metal bioavailability in serpentine soil." Environmental Geochemistry and Health: official journal of the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 39 (2), pp. 391-401. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-016-9842-0
Natural arsenic in global groundwaters: distribution and geochemical triggers for mobilization
Herath, Indika, Vithanage, Meththika, Bundschuh, Jochen, Maity, Jyoti Prakash and Bhattacharya, Prosun. 2016. "Natural arsenic in global groundwaters: distribution and geochemical triggers for mobilization." Current Pollution Reports. 2 (1), pp. 68-89. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40726-016-0028-2
Perchlorate as an emerging contaminant in soil, water and food
Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Oze, Christopher, Indraratne, S. P. and Vithanage, Meththika. 2016. "Perchlorate as an emerging contaminant in soil, water and food ." Chemosphere. 150, pp. 667-677. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.01.109
Mechanistic modeling of glyphosate interaction with rice husk derived engineered biochar
Herath, Indika, Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Al-Wabel, Mohammad I., Abduljabbar, Adel, Ahmad, Mahtab, Usman, Adel R. A. and Vithanage, Meththika. 2016. "Mechanistic modeling of glyphosate interaction with rice husk derived engineered biochar." Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. 225, pp. 280-288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2016.01.017
Iodine in commercial edible iodized salts and assessment of iodine exposure in Sri Lanka
Vithanage, Meththika, Herath, Indika, Achinthya, S. S., Bandara, Tharanga, Weerasundara, Lakshika, Mayakaduwa, S.S., Jayawardhana, Yohan and Kumarathilaka, Prasanna. 2016. "Iodine in commercial edible iodized salts and assessment of iodine exposure in Sri Lanka." Archives of Public Health. 74 (1), pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13690-016-0133-0
Biosolids Enhance Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation
Wijesekara, H., Bolan, N. S., Kumarathilaka, P., Geekiyanage, N., Kunhikrishnan, A., Seshadri, B., Saint, C., Surapaneni, A. and Vithanage, M.. 2016. "Biosolids Enhance Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation." Prasad, M. N. V. and Shih, Kaimin (ed.) Environmental Materials and Waste: Resource Recovery and Pollution Prevention. Netherlands. Elsevier. pp. 45-71
Municipal Solid Waste Biochar for Prevention of Pollution From Landfill Leachate
Jayawardhana, Y., Kumarathilaka, P., Herath, I. and Vithanage, M.. 2016. "Municipal Solid Waste Biochar for Prevention of Pollution From Landfill Leachate." Prasad, M. N. V. and Shih, Kaimin (ed.) Environmental Materials and Waste: Resource Recovery and Pollution Prevention. Netherlands. Elsevier. pp. 117-148
Perchlorate mobilization of metals in serpentine soils
Kumarathilaka, Prasanna, Oze, Christopher and Vithanage, Meththika. 2016. "Perchlorate mobilization of metals in serpentine soils." Applied Geochemistry. 74, pp. 203-209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.10.009