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Landfill Leachate Composition

Landfill leachate has a reputation for being complex substance to deal with, not least because of its ever-changing composition. At first landfill leachate is fresh and acetogenic, and as time goes by in the airless landfill it changes to become methanogenic.

Landfill Leachate Composition

Landfill Leachate Composition – Main Constituents

The main constituents and indicators of the presence of of landfill leachate are:

Landfill Leachate Composition

  • Organic contaminants measured as BOD and COD
  • Ammonia
  • Salinity
  • Trace levels of heavy metals contamination.


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