OxyShark - Multi-Celled Fixed-Film Bioreactor for Landfill Gas Condensate Application
Condensate from gas collection systems is an ongoing problem for landfill operators. Management of this condensate is all too often assigned as a low priority in the design and operation of landfills. Landfill operations have made giant strides in the past few decades regarding the management of leachate and methane emissions. However, the industry is beginning to take steps to address the ongoing issues with condensate management.
- treat the landfill condensate for discharge to the sanitary sewer system, and
- explore the treatability of the wastewater for potential reclaim and/or reuse.
Field studies have indicated the OxyShark high-purity process, when combined with an anaerobic pre-treatment, addresses both of these stated goals by reducing both BOD5 and COD, thereby allowing for the use of some of all the condensate water for discharge to sewer and/or reuse for supply water in other areas throughout the facility.