UNS Conference Portal, The 1st International Conference on Science, Mathematics, Environment and Education 2017

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Characteristic of Total Suspended Particulate (TSP) Containing Pb and Zn at Solid Waste Landfill
Mochamad Arief Budihardjo

Last modified: 2017-07-21


Some activities conducted at municipal solid waste landfill (MSWL) might cause air pollution. The heavy vehicles’ activities in MSWL release various pollutants that have negative impact for the human. One of noticeable pollutant at MSWL is total suspended particulate (TSP) that are contained in the air.  Once inhaled by human, they can cause disease since TSP also contains heavy metals such as Pb and Zn. In this study, TSP was collected and characterized to quantify the concentration of Pb and Zn. The influence of meteorologycal factors (i.e. temperature, humidity and wind velocity) and also TPA activities to the pollutant concentrations were also considered as well as the level of risks to the workers’ health. The sampling of TSP was done using dust samplers while heavy metals were analysed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). The concentration of Pb ranged from 0.8366 to 1.78 µg/m3while the concentration of Zn were 7.8676 to 8.761 µg/m3. The concentrations of Pb and Zn in all sampling location were then plotted in a map and being used to analyse the risk levels of the workers in the MSWL