Title

A Comparison of Leachate Treatment between Rhode Island and Kuwait

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

3-16-2004

Abstract

The main objectives of this article were to present data on the characteristics of landfill leachate of Rhode Island Central landfill and those of Kuwait's Sulaibya landfill site, and to compare different experimental pilot plant studies for the treatment of sanitary landfill leachate, which was generally characterized by high concentration of heavy metals. The data obtained on the chemical analysis of leachate generated from two landfills in Rhode Island and Kuwait, identified variations in leachate quality due to landfill composition. Pilot Plant studies using physical/chemical and biological treatments (i.e., rotating biological contractor) were used to examine the treatment efficiency.

Publication Title

Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering

Volume

39

Issue

2

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