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Tertiary treatment of landfill leachate by an integrated Electro-Oxidation-Reduction process- Performance and mechanism

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Tertiary treatment of landfill leachate by an integrated Electro-Oxidation-Reduction process- Performance and mechanism

Date

2018

Language

English

Abstract

This study presents an integrated Electro-Oxidation/Electro-Coagulation/Electro-Reduction (EO/EC/ER) process for tertiary landfill leachate treatment. The influence of variables including leachate characteristics and operation conditions on the performance of EO/EC/ER process was evaluated. The removal mechanisms were explored by comparing results of anode, cathode, and bipolar electrode substitution experiments. The performance of the process in a scaled-up reactor was investigated to assure the feasibility of the process. Results showed that simultaneous removal of carbonaceous and nitrogenous pollutants was achieved under optimal conditions. Ammonia removal was due to the free chlorine generation of EO while organic matter degradation was achieved by both EO and EC processes. Nitrate removal was attributed to both ER and EC processes, with the higher removal achieved by ER process. In a scaled-up reactor, the EO/EC/ER process was able to remove 50–60% organic matter and 100% ammonia at charge of 1.5 Ah/L with energy consumption of 15 kW h/m3. Considering energy cost, the process is more efficient to meet the requirement of organic removal efficiency less than 70%. These results show the feasibility and potential of the EO/EC/ER process as an alternative tertiary treatment to achieve the simultaneous removal of organic matter, ammonia, nitrate, and color of leachate.

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“Tertiary treatment of landfill leachate by an integrated Electro-Oxidation-Reduction process- Performance and mechanism,” CSIRSpace, accessed February 25, 2024, http://cspace.csirgh.com/items/show/2210.