Environmental Science/Climate Change & Mitigation

Sewage and Landfill Leachate
Assessment and Remediation of Environmental Hazards

Editor: Marco Ragazzi, PhD

Sewage and Landfill Leachate

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: May 2016
Hardback Price: $139.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771883948
E-Book ISBN: 9781771883955
Pages: 300 pp w index
Binding Type: hardback

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 are 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.

Part I: Overview of Sewage and Leachate Treatments
1. Sustainable Treatment of Landfill Leachate
Mohamad Anuar Kamaruddin, Mohd. Suffian Yusoff, Hamidi Abdul Aziz, and Yung-Tse Hung
2. Sustainability of Domestic Sewage Sludge Disposal
Claudia Bruna Rizzardini and Daniele Goi

Part II: Sewage Sludge Treatments
3. Composting Used as a Low Cost Method for Pathogen Elimination in Sewage Sludge in Mérida, Mexico
Dulce Diana Cabañas-Vargas, Emilio. de los Ríos Ibarra, Juan. P. Mena-Salas, Diana Y. Escalante-Réndiz, and Rafael Rojas-Herrera
4. An Experimental Investigation of Sewage Sludge Gasification in a Fluidized Bed Reactor
L. F. Calvo, A. I. García, and M. Otero
5. Bacterial Consortium and Axenic Cultures Isolated from Activated Sewage Sludge for Biodegradation of Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquid
M. Markiewicz, J. Henke, A. Brillowska-Dąbrowska, S. Stolte, J. Łuczak, and C. Jungnickel

Part III: Assessment of Sewage Sludge Hazard, Pre- and Post-Treatment
6. Seeking Potential Anomalous Levels of Exposure to PCDD/Fs and PCBs through Sewage Sludge Characterization
E. C. Rada, M. Schiavon, and M. Ragazzi
7. Occurrence and Distribution of Synthetic Organic Substances in Boreal Coniferous Forest Soils Fertilized with Hygienized Municipal Sewage Sludge
Richard Lindberg, Kenneth Sahlén, and Mats Tysklind

Part IV: Leachate Treatments
8. Analysis of Electro-Oxidation Suitability for Landfill Leachate Treatment through an Experimental Study
Elena Cristina Rada, Irina Aura Istrate, Marco Ragazzi, Gianni Andreottola, and Vincenzo Torretta
9. Potential of Ceria-Based Catalysts for the Oxidation of Landfill Leachate by Heterogeneous Fenton Process
E. Aneggi, V. Cabbai, A. Trovarelli, and D. Goi

Part V: Assessment of Leachate Hazards, Pre- and Post-Treatment
10. Investigation of Physicochemical Characteristics and Heavy Metal Distribution Profile in Groundwater System Around the Open Dump Site
S. Kanmani and R. Gandhimathi
11. Application of Response Surface Methodology (RSM) for Optimization of Semi-Aerobic Landfill Leachate Treatment Using Ozone
Salem S. Abu Amr, Hamidi Abdul Aziz, and Mohammed J. K. Bashir
12. Removal of COD, Ammoniacal Nitrogen and Colour from Stabilized Landfill Leachate by Anaerobic Organism
Mohamad Anuar Kamaruddin, Mohd Suffian Yusoff, Hamidi Abdul Aziz, and Nur Khairiyah Basri

About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Marco Ragazzi, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy

Marco Ragazzi has a PhD in sanitary engineering from Milan Polytechnic, Italy. The author or co-author of more than 150 publications, he is currently a member of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Trento, Italy. His research interests include solid waste and wastewater management, environmental engineering, and environmental impact risk assessment.

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