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Title: Municipal landfill leachate management

From 1995 to 1997, the Montgomery County Leachate Pretreatment Facility (MCLPF) has successfully pretreated in excess of 18,000,000 gallons of leachate generated by the county`s municipal solid waste landfill. The collection system directs leachate from the original landfill. The collection system directs leachate from the original landfill, the new lined section, and the ash cell to the leachate pump station. The leachate, prior to being pumped to the leachate pretreatment system, is equalized in two storage lagoons with a combined capacity of more than 5,000,000 gallons. The innovative leachate treatment system, incorporating a biological reactor system equipped with a submerged fixed-film reactor using a patented Matrix Biological Film (MBF) media, continues to provide excellent pretreatment results for the leachate generated at the Oaks Landfill in Montgomery County, Maryland. In 1995 and 1996, the system responded to the substantial challenges imposed by the changing characteristics of the material being landfilled and by the significant amounts of incinerator ash, received in 1995 from the county`s resource recovery facility (RRF), which influenced the influent leachate characteristics.
Authors:
;  [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Montgomery County Div. of Solid Waste Services, Rockville, MD (United States)
  2. Roy F. Weston Inc., Philadelphia, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
318624
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environmental Progress; Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: PBD: Win 1998
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; MUNICIPAL WASTES; SANITARY LANDFILLS; LEACHATES; WASTE PROCESSING; BIOREACTORS; BIODEGRADATION; MARYLAND; WASTE PROCESSING PLANTS; PERFORMANCE