Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield of a Sanitary Landfill Site - A Case Study

Oon, Y.W. and Chin, N.J. and Law, P.L (2011) Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield of a Sanitary Landfill Site - A Case Study. UNIMAS E-Journal of Civil Engineering, 2 (2).

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Abstract

This research presents the results of a study on soil erosion rates and sediment yields of a proposed Level 4 Sanitary Landfill construction site located in Sibu, Sarawak. Assessments on potential soil erosion rates and sediment yields during pre-construction, construction and operation stages were carried out using the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) and Modified Universal Soil Loss Equation (MUSLE), respectively. It was found that soil erosion rates during construction and operation stages fell under “Moderately High” category, whereby highest sediment yield occurred during construction and operation stages. Comparative analysis on with and without Best Management Practices (BMPs) during construction stage demonstrated that BMPs could significantly reduce the rate of soil erosion, and this sediment yields.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soil erosion rate, sediment yield, construction, RUSLE, MUSLE, BMPs, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, Postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 06:37
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 06:37
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/9421

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