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Leachate Spray Irrigation

Leachate spray irrigation is specifically irrigation which is designed by the use of spray guns designed to produce small droplets , to maximize the evaporation of leachate as a low cost method of leachate disposal from landfill sites in a manner which will not cause pollution of watercourses.
Leachate spray irrigation can be very successful in achieving evaporation especially in dry climates, however any spray irrigation system needs to be able to address issues of sustainability of the system which arise if:
  1. The vegetation is damaged by the leachate spray in contact with it
  2. Pollutants are allowed to build up in the ground or in the vegetation spray drop zone around the irrigation point
  3. Aerosols are created by the use of leachate spray irrigation system which, if then in contact with people and animals, can cause illness, or reduce our immune system’s capabilities.

Issues can also arise for planning and environmental regulatory bodies if the action of spray irrigation releases nutrients to the local soils which over a long period would alter the local natural flora and fauna. For example, ammonia released from the leachate into the air may fall back to the ground locally and increase the fertility of the surroundings. Over many years this can, in some circumstances, have the effect of converting low soil quality moorland to woodland. This is an ecological change which may not be permissible to the local inhabitants as it changes the characteristics of the location.

Leachate Spray Irrigation

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