Volume No. 11 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 7-12 July-September 2016




Aaouine K.*, Bouhlassa S., Yahyaoui El Ahmed, Bouhsane Naima and Lhimer Siham

University Mohammed V Rabat Agdal / Laboratory of Radiochemistry and Nuclear chemistry/ Faculty of Science, Rabat (MOROCCO)


Received on : April 16, 2016




Currently, waste presents a problem of great importance and mainly with respect to their storage and disposal as their quantities do not cease growing. The production of such waste is growing which requires introduction of the management of these wastes. Following a bio-physicchemical evolution of waste thus piled up and the action of rain, it generates a juice called leachate. This juice is a source of pollution for the environment. In addition to odors that it emits it entails an alteration to the quality of groundwater because of the polluting load high it contains namely organic matter (humic acid), minerals (nitrates and phosphates) and bacteriological pollution marked by the development of bacteria, viruses and algae. The implantation of landfills in appropriate or unprepared sites specifically for this purpose increases the risk of contamination especially for groundwater and therefore human health knowing that water is the source of life. Our aim is firstly to qualitatively characterize raw effluent of leachate from a landfill, specifically that of Oum Azza in Rabat, Morocco and secondly to assess the performance of its treatment by physical-chemical way.


Keywords : Leachate, Iron (III), Adsorption, Co-precipitation, NaOH