n IMIESA - Landfill leachate dosing : Ekurhuleni

Volume 35, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
  • Author
  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 35, Issue 5, May 2010, p. 53
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



The treatment of landfill leachate, as it is pumped from catchment sumps to a leachate holding dam, is a finely tuned process. A concentrated oxidant injected into the pipe through which the leachate is pumped treats the contaminated and odorous water. The oxidant, a specialist chemical compound, serves as an alternate yet superior and cost-effective treatment to traditional odour chemicals such as hypochlorites, peroxides and chlorine.

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