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THE USE OF REED BEDS FOR TREATMENT OF LANDFILL LEACHATES

  • Tim Robinson - Phoenix Engineering, Phoenix House, United Kingdom
  • Howard Robinson - Phoenix Engineering, Phoenix House, United Kingdom

DOI 10.31025/2611-4135/2018.13693

Released under CC BY-NC-ND

Copyright: © 2018 CISA Publisher

Editorial History

  • Received: 23 Mar 2018
  • Revised: 27 Jul 2018
  • Accepted: 16 Aug 2018
  • Available online: 06 Sep 2018

Abstract

Safe treatment and disposal of leachates is an important issue at many older landfill sites, where the ingress of rainfall or groundwater is a significant issue needing consideration. Such leachate may typically be relatively weak, but flows are often characterised by large seasonal variations in both volume and strength, in response to winter rainfall. This paper presents long-term data from several long-term, full-scale studies, where reed beds have been used successfully, to provide pre-treatment, polishing treatment, and full treatment of landfill leachates, and to achieve required standards for discharge into public sewers, or into surface watercourses.​

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