Accession Number : ADA132483

Title :   Treatment of Landfill Leachate at Army Facilities.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Shafer,R A ; Smith,E D ; Bandy,J T ; Malone,P G ; Moore,D A

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Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : The overall objectives of this research are (1) to supply information allowing Facility Engineers (FEs) at Army installations both to recognize potential or actual leachate problems and to gauge the magnitude of the problems, (2) to provide guidance on short- and long-term remedial actions which might control leachate formation and migration, and (3) to provide information to installation, FE, major command, and district personnel regarding legal ramifications of and responsibilities concerning leachate gas/problems. The objective of the phase of the study reported here is to provide FEs (1) an overview of the technologies that can be used to treat leachate, and (2) guidance on choosing and designing leachate treatment systems that will meet the Army's needs. An extensive literature survey identified technologies which have been used to treat leachate, or have shown potential for treating waste with characteristics similar to leachate. Technologies were examined in terms of their operational principles, waste treatment capability, major design and construction parameters, advantages and disadvantages, and estimated costs. Particular emphasis was given to lagoon technology because it has low capital, operation, and maintenance costs, and it is a form of biological treatment which has shown the most potential for treating typical Army leachates.

Descriptors :   *Waste treatment , Army facilities , Sanitary engineering , Land areas , Filling , Solid wastes , Leaching , Liquid wastes , Facilities

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE