Investigation of metals content in the fine fraction of municipal waste from Alytus Regional Landfill

  • Rugilė Kemeklytė
  • Algimantas Bučinskas
  • Gintaras Denafas
Keywords: fine fraction, landfill waste, SEM, EDS, XRD


This study presents the results of investigation of the fine waste fraction from the Alytus Regional Landfill. The fine fraction was analysed with the aim of characterization of the chemical elements content using scanning electron microscopy, coupled with energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), SEM and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. Quartz SiO2, calcite CaCO3, anhydrite CaSO4, albite NaAlSi3O8, dolomite CaMg(CO3)2, microcline KAlSi3O8, periclase MgO and muscovite KNa(Al, Mg, Fe)2(Si3.1, Al0.9)O10(OH)2 minerals were identified. The quantity of C, O, Na, Mg, Al, Si, K, Ca, Fe, P, S, Cl and Ti chemical elements was determined and their percentage change after heating was calculated.
Analytical Chemistry