Challenges 2012, 3(2), 278-289; doi:10.3390/challe3020278
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From a Literature Review to an Alternative Treatment System for Landfill Gas and Leachate

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Received: 16 October 2012; in revised form: 14 November 2012 / Accepted: 27 November 2012 / Published: 6 December 2012
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Abstract: This paper provides an alternative treatment system for landfill gas and leachate control in order to reduce the energy consumption and disposal cost, using the recycled landfill gas as the combustion promoter for incineration of the leachate. This study starts by providing a literature review to summarize and analyze different approaches being applied to landfill leachate treatment. Subsequently, a conceptual prototype is proposed, which can be built using existing technology by means of technical possibility analysis, whilst economic benefits could be returned through preliminary comparison. With the proposed introduction of a “waste treatment park”, this alternative treatment system could provide a template for leachate and landfill gas control. This study may provide an insight for landfill operators and engineers to promote the transformation from the conceptual framework to the real achievement. Finally, the limitations of the conceptual model and analysis are discussed, laying a foundation for further work.
Keywords: alternative treatment system; landfill leachate; landfill gas; conceptual prototype
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Zhao, R.; Huang, T.; McGuire, M. From a Literature Review to an Alternative Treatment System for Landfill Gas and Leachate. Challenges 2012, 3, 278-289.

AMA Style

Zhao R, Huang T, McGuire M. From a Literature Review to an Alternative Treatment System for Landfill Gas and Leachate. Challenges. 2012; 3(2):278-289.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Zhao, Rui; Huang, Tao; McGuire, Michael. 2012. "From a Literature Review to an Alternative Treatment System for Landfill Gas and Leachate." Challenges 3, no. 2: 278-289.

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