Engineering geological assessment of the Diyarbakir solid waste landfill site (SE Turkey)


Turkmen S. , TAGA H.

BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, vol.64, no.4, pp.433-440, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10064-005-0008-z
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.433-440

Abstract

The paper reports a study to investigate the geological, hydrogeological and geotechnical properties of a proposed solid waste landfill site for Diyarbakir city, southeastern Anatolia. The study area is located in the vicinity of the Diyarbakir-Mardin highway and 6 km away from the city. The paper describes the topography, geology and hydrogeological characteristics of the bedrock and based on water absoprtion (Packer) and laboratory measures, gives permeability values for the firm to stiff clays on which the landfill will be placed as well as the secondary permeabilities of the basalts and the intergranular permeabilities of the sand and gravel layers within the claystone-mudrock sequence. Recommendations are made for the construction of the landfill.