Constructed Wetlands for the Treatment of Landfill Leachates: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Constructed Wetlands for the Treatment of Landfill Leachates

1st Edition

By George Mulamoottil, Edward A. McBean, Frank Rovers

CRC Press

304 pages

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Description

Constructed wetlands are proving to be the best natural treatment system for landfill leachates.

Most of the contaminants in landfill leachates are degraded in treatment wetlands. Potential for long-term sustainability and significant cost savings are attractive features of this eco-technology.

Documentation of the experience in this use of constructed wetlands has been limited. Constructed Wetlands for the Treatment of Landfill Leachates is the first compilation of the results of research from North America and Europe. Originally presented at an international symposium, this collection of papers offers the most recent research findings from the leading researchers in this new and innovative natural treatment system.

Specific issues addressed in the text include:

  • leachate characteristics, and the potential for treatability by constructed wetlands

  • wetland treatment, processes and transformation

  • use of constructed wetlands in cold climatic conditions

  • assessment of the tolerance of wetland plants to the toxicity of leachates

  • role of plants in the treatments of leachates

  • integrated wetland systems

  • performance of different wetland treatment systems

  • cost comparisons of wetland technology vs. traditional treatment technologies

    The potential for environmental contamination due to leachates from landfills is increasing, and there is an urgent need to find ways and means to treat leachates in a sustainable way Constructed Wetlands for the Treatment of Landfill Leachates will provide an invaluable source of information on the subject for scientists, engineers, practitioners, policy makers, and regulatory officials.

  • Table of Contents

    Landfill Leachate Characteristics as Inputs for the Design of Wetlands Used as Treatment Systems-Constructed Wetlands for Treating Landfill Leachate-Wetlands for Treatment of Landfill Leachates in Cold Climates-Trond Moehlum Substrate type, flow characteristics, and detention times related to landfill leachate treatment efficiency in constructed wetlands-Performance of a Constructed Wetland Leachate Treatment System at the Chunchula Landfill, Mobile County, The Use of an Engineered Reed Bed System to Treat Leachate at Monument Hill Landfill Site, Southern England-Leachate Wetland Treatment System at the Orange County Landfill, Florida-Attenuation of Landfill Leachate by a Natural Marsh System-, Leachate Treatment in Extended Aeration Lagoons and Constructed Wetlands in Norway-Treatment of a Leachate from a Landfill Receiving Industrial Commercial, Institutional and Construction/Demolition Wastes in an Engineered Wetland-Evaluation of a Constructed Wetland for Treatment of Leachate at a Municipal Landfill in Northwest Florida-An Integrated Natural System for Leachate Treatment-A Constructed Wetland System for Treatment of Landfill Leachate, Monroe County, New York-Seasonal Growth Patterns in Wetland Plants Growing in Landfill Leachate-The Use of a Constructed Wetland to Treat Landfarm Leachate at the Sunoco Refinery in Sarnia, Ontario-JIron Accumulation in Leachate Treatment Wetlands and Toxicity to Benthic Invertebrates: A Review-A Cost Comparison of Leachate Treatment Alternatives-Summary of Panel Discussion

    About the Authors

    Mulamoottil, George; McBean, Edward A.; Rovers, Frank

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    TEC010000
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
    TEC010030
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply