This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
This new book provides a multiperspective look at research into many elements of remediating environmental hazards connected to sewage and landfill leachate. Sewage and landfill leachate treatments include various processes that are used to manage and dispose of the liquid portions of solid waste. Untreated leachate and sewage are hazards to the environment if they enter the water system. The goal of treatment is to reduce the contaminating load to the point that leachate and sewage liquids may be safely released into groundwater, streams, lakes, and the ocean.
Around the world, however, huge volumes of contaminated water from sewage and landfill leachate is still pumped directly into water systems, especially in the world’s developing nations. Aside from the damage to marine environments and fisheries that this causes, it also jeopardizes the world’s vulnerable water resources.
This compendium volume explores effective sewage management, which is essential for nutrient recycling and for maintaining ecosystem integrity. It looks at a range of technologies that are available for the treatment of sewage and landfill leachate. The editor, himself a respected and experienced researcher in this field, includes chapters that cover biological treatments, reverse osmosis, and chemical-physical processes. This volume offers important research that will help us both assess our existing treatment facilities, as well as build better, more effective ones for the future.
Table of Contents
Overview of Sewage and Leachate Treatments. Sustainable Treatment of Landfill Leachate. Sustainability of Domestic Sewage Sludge Disposal. Sewage Sludge Treatments. Composting Used as a Low-Cost Method for Pathogen Elimination in Sewage Sludge in Mérida, Mexico. An Experimental Investigation of Sewage Sludge Gasification in a Fluidized Bed Reactor. Bacterial Consortium and Axenic Cultures Isolated from Activated Sewage Sludge for Biodegradation of Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquid. Assessment of Sewage Sludge Hazard, Pre- and Post-Treatment. Seeking Potential Anomalous Levels of Exposure to PCDD/Fs and PCBs through Sewage Sludge Characterization. Occurrence and Distribution of Synthetic Organic Substances in Boreal Coniferous Forest Soils Fertilized with Hygienized Municipal Sewage Sludge. Leachate Treatments. Analysis of Electro-Oxidation Suitability for Landfill Leachate Treatment through an Experimental Study. Potential of Ceria-Based Catalysts for the Oxidation of Landfill Leachate by Heterogeneous Fenton Process. Assessment of Leachate Hazards, Pre- and Post-Treatment. Investigation of Physicochemical Characteristics and Heavy Metal Distribution Profile in Groundwater System around the Open Dump Site. Application of Response Surface Methodology (RSM) for Optimization of Semi-Aerobic Landfill Leachate Treatment Using Ozone. Removal of COD, Ammoniacal Nitrogen and Colour from Stabilized Landfill Leachate by Anaerobic Organism.