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Title: Constructed wetlands for municipal solid waste landfill leachate treatment. Final report

In 1989, the US Geological Survey and Cornell University, in cooperation with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Tompkins County Solid Waste Department, began a three-year study at a municipal solid-waste landfill near Ithaca, New York, to test the effectiveness of leachate treatment with constructed wetlands and to examine the associated treatment processes. Specific objectives of the study were to examine: treatment efficiency as function of substrate composition and grain size, degree of plant growth, and seasonal changes in evapotranspiration rates and microbial activity; effects of leachate and plant growth on the hydraulic characteristics of the substrate; and chemical, biological, and physical processes by which nutrients, metals, and organic compounds are removed from leachate as it flows through the substrate. A parallel study at a municipal solid-waste landfill near Fenton, New York was conducted by researchers at Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Hawk Engineering (Trautmann and others, 1989). Results are described.
Authors:
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  1. Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10133187
Report Number(s):
NYSERDA--94-1
ON: TI94008168
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Nov 1993
Research Org:
Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States); Geological Survey, Ithaca, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Albany, NY (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; WASTE WATER; WATER TREATMENT; IRON; REMOVAL; MANGANESE; POTASSIUM; AMMONIA; SANITARY LANDFILLS; LEACHATES; PLANTS; MICROORGANISMS; PROGRESS REPORT; SUBSTRATES; BIOCONVERSION 320305; 540220; 550700; 550500; 320604; INDUSTRIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT; CHEMICALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT; MICROBIOLOGY; METABOLISM; MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT