leachate removal Articles

  • Landfill leachate treatment

    Landfills are categorized by regulations in three types: industrial, municipal, and hazardous. Individual landfills may be further differentiated by the types of waste which they accept. All landfills are required to be capped, usually occurring at the end of each day. The cap is typically 6-8” of soil. The cap reduces odor and loss due to wind. At the closing of the landfill, a permanent ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Leachates: Technologies for onsite sustainable leachate management

    Municipal landfill leachate is characterized by high concentrations of recalcitrant organic compounds, ammonia, suspended material and heavy metals. As a result, leachate is difficult to manage because conventional forms of biological and chemical treatment are inefficient at dealing with such a diverse and complex waste stream. Because of widely varying practices in solid waste management, an ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Electrochemical treatment of landfill leachate

    Electrochemical methods can offer an elegant contribution towards environmental control as electrons provide a means of removing pollutants by redox reactions. In the process of electrochemical oxidation the main aim has been to convert oxidisable species into carbon dioxide. Leachate originating in landfills is complex wastewater that could exert high environmental impact. This study aims to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Landfill leachate treatment for biological nutrient removal from wastewater

    Substantial volumes of leachate have been generated at the recently opened lined cells of the Orange County Landfill located in central Florida. To accommodate these volumes, a force main was installed to deliver leachate to the Eastern Service Area Wastewater Treatment Facility (ESAWTF) operated by the Orange County Public Utilities Division, which uses a biological nutrient removal process. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Removal of COD and colour from old-landfill leachate by Advanced Oxidation Processes

    This research aims to apply Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) using ozonation, combined O3/H2O2 and Fenton reaction for simultaneous COD and colour removal from old-landfill leachate. The efficiencies of the AOPs for both COD and colour removal could be ranked in this order; Fenton reaction > O3/H2O2 > O3. The Fenton reaction, operated at pH 3 could significantly remove more than 85% of colour ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A laboratory-scale mixed multibarrier for removal of ammonium from landfill leachate contamination

    A column-scale multibarrier, combining nitrification and ion exchange processes in a mixed configuration, was evaluated for the removal of ammonium (325 ± 60 mg N L−1) from landfill leachate contamination. Inoculating granular clinoptilolite with nitrifying bacteria resulted in a 3.2 times higher overall ammonium removal, compared with a non-inoculated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Membrane fouling in the nanofiltration of landfill leachate and its impact on trace contaminant removal

    Nanofiltration (NF) is an attractive option for the treatment of landfill leachate. However, membrane fouling can be a major obstacle in the implementation of this technology. In this study, bench-scale filtration experiments were carried out to study the fouling behaviour during the NF of a synthetic landfill leachate. The results indicate that calcium in combination with organic matter could ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • AOX and COD Removal From Landfill Leachates With Ozone And Radical Reactions

    The chemical oxidation with ozone is an innovative technology for the treatment of effluents which are contaminated with ...

  • Nitrogen removal from raw landfill leachate by an algae–bacteria consortium

    A remediation system for the removal of nitrogen from landfill leachate by a mixed algae–bacteria culture was investigated. This system was designed to treat leachate with minimal inputs and maintenance requirements, and was operated as an open semi-batch reactor in an urban greenhouse. The results of this study showed a maximum nitrogen removal rate of 9.18 mg N/(L·day) and maximum biomass ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment of landfill leachate by effective microorganisms

    Five dominant strains, capable of treating leachate effectively, were isolated. The results showed that the removal efficiency of COD by using the mixed strains was higher than the pure strain, reaching 46.8%. The optimal inoculum concentration and the treatment time were 10.0% and 120 h respectively. The removal rate of COD reached the maximum at the temperature of 35°C and pH of 7.0. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sequential treatment of an old-landfill leachate

    This work investigates the performance of combined techniques applied to the treatment of an old-landfill leachate, which presents high salinity, low biodegradability (BOD5/COD around 0.05) and high ammonia concentration. Three sequences of processes were employed, including coagulation/flocculation, chemical oxidation, biological treatment and ammonia stripping. The association of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Landfill Leachate Sources and Treatment Options

    What is leachate? In a lab, it is any liquid that extracts solids as it passes through matter. In a landfill, it is the water that enters the facility in a number of ways, passes through waste material on contact, contains a wide range of constituents, and must be addressed with a proper operations plan. Leachate treatment options and mitigation are one of the greatest costs for landfill ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Fungi immobilization for landfill leachate treatment

    This paper investigated treatment of landfill leachate collected from Nonthaburi landfill site, Thailand, by using immobilized white rot fungi, namely, Trametes versicolor BCC 8725 and Flavodon flavus BCC 17421. Effects of pH and co-substrates were investigated at different contact times. Three types of co-substrates as carbon source used in this study are glucose, corn starch ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What are the treatment options for landfill leachate?

    New contributor to Water/Waste Processing aims to answer readers’ most pressing questions It’s said the United States has 1,654 landfills, handling more than 250-million tons of trash each year. One Washington landfill covers a 2,545-acre area, has a 120-million-ton capacity and a 40-year expected trash-receiving life. The facility, the Republic ...

  • Use of vetiver grass constructed wetland for treatment of leachate

    Performance of Constructed Wetland planted with vetiver grasses for the treatment of leachate was investigated in controlled experiments involving horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland (HSSFCW). The HSSFCW experimental unit had two cells, one planted with vetiver grasses and another bare. Both units were packed with limestone gravel as substrate and were operated with equal hydraulic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Influence of magnetic treatment on the improvement of landfill leachate treatment

    Magnetic treatment is an alternative simple approach by which landfill leachate treatment could be improved. The purpose of landfill leachate treatment is to remove the Suspended Solids, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD). Based on experiment by using circulation flowing system with a magnetic strength of 0.55 T, it was shown that the leachate quality could be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Treatment of biologically treated leachate by oxidation and coagulation

    This work aims to investigate removal efficiency of oxidation and coagulation/flocculation processes, to provide an effective method for the treatment of biologically pre-treated leachate. Leachate containing 985 mg L−1 COD was treated by using three treatment schemes, i.e. oxidation, coagulation/flocculation and the combined process of coagulation/flocculation followed by oxidation. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cadmium and lead removal from municipal landfill leachate using carbon adsorbent made from oil palm shell

    This paper focused on adsorption process for metals removal from landfill leachate using oil palm shell as adsorbent. Raw shells were grinded to sizes of about 2 mm, followed by heating in at 420°C for a period of 4 hours. Batch test indicated a removal of more than 60% Cd and Pb from leachate samples. The removal process agrees with the Freundlich isotherm model. Column test for continuous flow ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of mixed liquor pH on membrane fouling and micro-pollutant removals in membrane bioreactors for municipal landfill leachate treatment

    This research investigated the membrane fouling and micro-pollutant removals in treatment of municipal landfill leachate at various pH levels (i.e. 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, and 8.5) using membrane bioreactors. The findings revealed that membrane fouling was influenced by the pH level of mixed liquor, with pH 5.5 exhibiting the most severe membrane fouling. At pH 5.5, proteins and carbohydrates were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of chloride concentration on nitrogen removal from landfill leachate in sequencing batch reactor after MAP pretreatment

    Leachate generated from landfill is becoming a great environmental challenge to China as it contains high concentration of COD, ammonium and some other substances. Nitrogen removal through the conventional nitrification-denitrification process is hampered by the low C/N ratio especially for the old age landfill sites and the high energy consumption for aeration. In this study, the combination of ...


    By IWA Publishing

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