VSEP helps landills to meet strict discharge guidelines by removing suspended solids and dissolved organics and inorganics from landfill leachate

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Courtesy of New Logic Research, Inc.

One of the most important problems with designing and maintaining a landfill is managing the leachate that is generated when water passes through the waste. The leachate consists of many different organic and inorganic compounds that may be either dissolved or suspended. Regardless of the nature of the compounds, they pose a potential pollution problem for local ground and surface waters.

Many factors influence the production and composition of leachate. One major factor is the climate of the landfill. For example, where the climate is prone to higher levels of precipitation there will be more water entering the landfill and therefore more leachate generated. Another factor is the site topography of the landfill which influences the runoff patterns and again the water balance within the site.

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