Evaluation of new location of Isfahan's sanitary landfill site with Oleckno method

Document Type : Original Article


1 School of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Tarbiat Moallem University of Sabzevar, Sabzevar, Iran

2 Environment Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Isfahan and Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Health, IUMS, Isfahan, Iran


Aims: The objective of present study was to evaluate the new location of Isfahan solid waste sanitary landfill using Geographical Information System (GIS) based on the Oleckno index method (OIM). Materials and Methods: This study was on the field- and library-based data collection and surveys of relevant data. Assessment parameters included average annual rainfall, soil type and ground water beneath and adjucent to the landfill site. To analyze data, ArcGIS version 9.3 was used. Results: In 2010 the total rainfall in the landfill location was less than 150 mm/year. The soil type was clay loam, and the average distance from the floor of the landfill to the groundwater level was 3-9 meters. As calculated results showed that, the Oleckno index (OI) score in the study area was 40. Conclusion: The new Isfahan's sanitary solid waste landfill site had a good OI and the possibility of contamination of groundwater by leachate production based on this method also was low.


Volume 2, November
November 2013
Pages 1-4
  • Receive Date: 03 February 2023
  • Accept Date: 03 February 2023