Leachate Treatment Using Bioremediation

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Advances in Hazardous Industrial Waste Treatment


© 2009 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. More than 90% of municipal solid waste is directly disposed of on land, the vast majority of it in an unsatisfactory manner. Open and burning dumps are common in many developing countries; these contribute to water and air pollution and provide food and breeding grounds for birds, rats, insects, and other carriers of disease. The presence of these dumps often reduces the property value of nearby land and residences.