Baseline study and risk analysis of landfill leachate – Current state-of-the-science of computer aided approaches

Talib Butt, A. Alam, H.M. Gouda, P. Paul, N. Mair

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Abstract

For the successful completion of a risk analysis process, its foundation (i.e. a baseline study) has to be well established. For this purpose, a baseline study needs to be more integrated than ever, particularly when environmental legislation is increasingly becoming stringent and integrated. This research investigates and concludes that no clear evidence of computer models for baseline study has been found in a whole-system and integrated format, which risk assessors could readily and effectively use to underpin risk analyses holistically and yet specifically for landfill leachate. This is established on the basis of investigation of software packages that are particularly closely related to landfills. Holistic baseline study is also defined along with its implications and in the context of risk assessment of landfill leachate. The study also indicates a number of factors and features that need to be added to baseline study in order to render it more integrated thereby enhancing risk analyses for landfill leachate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-135
Number of pages5
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume580
Early online date13 Dec 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2017

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