Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2015

Publication Title

Applied Water Science

Abstract

Landfill leachate is a complex liquid that contains excessive concentrations of biodegradable and non-biodegradable products including organic matter, phenols, ammonia nitrogen, phosphate, heavy metals, and sulfide. If not properly treated and safely disposed, landfill leachate could be an impending source to surface and ground water contamination as it may percolate throughout soils and subsoils, causing adverse impacts to receiving waters. Lately, various types of treatment methods have been proposed to alleviate the risks of untreated leachate. However, some of the available techniques remain complicated, expensive and generally require definite adaptation during process. In this article, a review of literature reported from 2008 to 2012 on sustainable landfill leachate treatment technologies is discussed which includes biological and physical–chemical techniques, respectively.

Comments

Authors would like to acknowledge Universiti Sains Malaysia for the financial support provided under RUI-USM1001/PAWAM/814166 and Ministry of Higher Education for the scholarship awarded under MyBrain15.

DOI

10.1007/s13201-014-0177-7

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Volume

5

Issue

2

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