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How to Treat Landfill Leachate Using a Saltworks Crystallizer System

Until now, the search for the perfect Leachate Treatment System has remained a dull one for those that know leachate. Somehow, all those contaminants it contains have contrived to make the most commonly used solutions highly complex, dependent on advanced technologies, and hard to operate successfully. Read about the new technology in the SaltMaker Evaporator […]

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The 3 Most Important Leachate Indicator Parameters

There are three very important leachate indicator parameters which are used as indicators to identify leachate contamination in any water sample analysed in a water quality laboratory. These three parameters can give an initial guide to anyone investigating what appears to be pollution occurring in the vicinity of a landfill, as to whether the source […]

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Air Ammonia Stripping

Air Ammonia Stripping is a leachate treatment process which is now largely outdated and seldom used. During the 1980s in the United Kingdom it was seen as a potential physico-chemical leachate treatment process which would be suitable for the treatment of leachate from sanitary (lined and capped) landfills, however, although a number of pilot scale […]

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Landfill Leachate Composition

Landfill leachate composition for United Kingdom Landfills was first published in the Waste Management Papers published by the UK Department of Environment. Waste Management Paper 26 contains the most recent table of Landfill Leachate Composition before the WMP series was superseded by later documents, notably the DoE’s Leachate Report of 1995. However, the original table, […]

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How Do You Treat Leachate?

First of all when asked the question, “How Do You Treat Leachate?”, we would like to make a distinction between true treatment which involves converting environmentally damaging substances to less, or non-toxic, ones, and simply concentrating the contaminants from the water in leachate to give a volume reduction. In the water industry both are known as […]

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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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Steve Last BSc MICE CEng MCIWM

This website is created and maintained by Steve Last in support of his consultancy service IPPTS Associates.

IPPTS Associates have the capability (through our associate arrangements) to advise on all aspects of landfill leachate management, from leachate management option studies to leachate treatment plant design, installation supervision, and commissioning.

Our capabilities include:

  • Environmental consenting (previously known as Waste Permitting (including IPPC applications))
  • Best Available Techniques (BAT) assessments
  • Full process design, installation, tendering, project management, specification, tendering, contract administration, construction supervision, commissioning and operation, of leachate collection and treatment systems (through associate arrangements)
  • Commissioning of completed leachate treatment plants
  • Troubleshooting of process problems for existing biological leachate treatment plants
  • Advice on updating and refurbishing old leachate treatment facilities
  • Training of biological leachate treatment plant site operators.

See more at our environmental compliance consultancy business website.

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Other landfill related websites supported by this and associated authors are:

  • The Landfill CQA weblog
  • The Landfill Gas website – for landfill gas information and technical developments
  • The Methane Stripping website – for techniques for the removal of dissolved methane from leachate extracted from gassing landfills prior to sewer discharge

Other landfill related web sites include:

  • The Mechanical Biological Treatment website – to understand the new waste treatment techniques required to pre-treat the organic content of wastes and comply with the EU Landfill Directive
  • The Anaerobic Digestion (AD) web site to learn about the subject of biogas digesters
  • The Composting Web Site – for commercial and municipal composting.