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:
- Organic contaminants measured as BOD and COD
- Trace levels of heavy metals contamination.
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