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leachate recirculation in a landfill

Leachate Recirculation Practise and Views

To the site operator leachate recirculation would certainly appear like commonsense as some of the leachate recirculated will be taken in by the waste and not re-appear. The leachate will gain some treatment – especially a significant reduction in BOD and COD by anaerobic digestion within a methanogenic landfill. In addition, if leachate is being […]

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Landfill Leachate Dilute and Disperse Philosophy and the Leachate Attenuation Zone

Landfill Leachate Dilute and Disperse Philosophy Landfills in the UK, built before the mid 1980’s were typically designed on a principle of dilute and disperse (EA, 2001/ Brown Book). The location of such sites was chosen so that the attenuation capacity of the underlying strata was sufficient to remediate the impact of the waste mass. […]

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Anaerobic Digestion of Landfill Leachate for Energy Generation: Pipe-Dream or an Opportunity?

Anaerobic digestion is becoming increasingly popular in this age of high energy prices, and many more people are realising that whereas aerobic treatment systems consume large amounts of expensive energy, anaerobic digestion is a process which does the opposite. In fact it produces a net energy output.   It is not surprising therefore, that many […]

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Free Trade Effluent Charges Calculator Download

Download our FREE time saving calculator which is intended for use for trade effluent discharge cost assessments for England, Wales and Northern Ireland in respect of sewer discharges. The Free Trade Effluent Charges Calculator software will be useful for anyone making an industrial effluent discharge to a sewer, and who wants to know how much […]

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What is the Drainable Porosity of a Landfill?

When designing any leachate management system the assessment of the most economic method for leachate treatment and disposal is heavily dependent upon the flow rate and duration of flow. A high capital cost option such as on site leachate treatment will be worthwhile, but only if the total volume the plant treats daily is sustained […]

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