Removal of Nitrate in Landfill Leachate using Jute Fabric and Amended River Sand
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2016 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2016|
|Authors : J.C. Agunwamba, O.C. Amadi
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V40P248|
J.C. Agunwamba, O.C. Amadi"Removal of Nitrate in Landfill Leachate using Jute Fabric and Amended River Sand", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V40(5),301-305 October 2016. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
Leachates emanating from landfills had been the major source of groundwater pollution. In order to curb groundwater pollution, liners should be incorporated in the design of Leachate Collection System (LCS). Jute fabric was chosen as a landfill liner because of its inherent properties such as: eco-friendly, durable, renewable, affordable, etc. Nitrate was the only landfill leachate pollutant studied because of its long term effect on the environment. Nitrate was found to be in very high concentration many decades after closure of landfills. From the laboratory study presented herein, it was observed that LCS that had jute fabrics as liners had lower concentration of nitrate when compared with LCS without liners. Further investigation revealed that increasing number of liners contained in LCS decreases the concentration of nitrate contained in the effluent.
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Liners, Nitrate, LCS, Leachate, Amended River Sand.