Check out Xogen’s new article in Advanced Waste Solutions:
REMOVING CONTAMINANTS FROM LANDFILL LEACHATE USING ELECTRO-OXIDATION
Written by Nicole Bolea, PE, Xogen Technologies Inc.
More than just ammonia removal…
Previously the application of Advanced Electro-Oxidation, AEO, technology was shown to be a viable option for ammonia removal from landfill leachate. Though ammonia is a major problem and still a target, recent testing and piloting has shown Advanced Electro-Oxidation destroys many more contaminants in addition to removing ammonia to non-detect levels. New recent testing and piloting shows promising data for Boron and color reduction.
Landfill Leachate: An Expensive Challenge
A growing number of landfills are seeing increases in costs and issues associated with trucking leachate and sending it to the sewer. According to the U.S. Geological Survey landfill leachate hosts numerous contaminants of emerging concern. This is forcing landfills to reevaluate their systems to treat or pre-treat onsite.