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Transformation and Efficiency Enhancement of Public Utilities Systems: Multidimensional Aspects and Perspectives
Liquid and suspended materials which it contains, which has percolated through or drained from a municipal solid waste disposal facility.
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Phytoremediation of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills: Challenges and Opportunities
Tatjana D. Golubović (University of Niš, Serbia) and Sreten Ilić (Military Technical Institute, Belgrade, Serbia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7730-4.ch014
Waste disposal is one of the main environmental problems facing society today. Environmental impacts of solid waste landfilling include loss of land area, contamination of soil, leaching of hazardous substances to groundwater, as well as emissions of methane to the atmosphere. The world generates over 2 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) each year, with at least 33% of that not managed in an environmentally safe manner. In many developed countries, municipal solid wastes (MSW) are dumped in sanitary landfills, while in many developing countries, they are dumped in an inappropriate way which poses a serious threat to the environment. The deficiency of land and the requirement for reuse of the landfill sites demand their rehabilitation. In recent years, phytoremediation has been used as an efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective technology in the remediation and rehabilitation of contaminated sites, including municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills.
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Biodegradable Waste a Nutrient Asset for Upholding Soil Health and Crop Production
Leachate is a by-product derived from municipal solid wastes due to their physical, chemical, and biological changes and will be formed in landfills, incineration plants, composting plants, and transfer stations, with high strength and toxicity. Leachate usually contains various toxic organic pollutants, heavy metals, ammonia nitrogen compounds, and other components, which are much more complex than domestic sewage.
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Electrochemical Technologies for Industrial Effluent Treatment
A kind of effluent generated from Toxic and Solid-waste Disposal Facility (TSDF) through gradual microbial degradation (anaerobic) process and dewatering due to internal build up of pressure in such covered facilities.
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Sustainable Treatment of Landfill Leachate Using Constructed Wetlands: An Eco-Friendly Approach
A leachate is any liquid that, in the course of passing through matter, extracts soluble or suspended solids, or any other component of the material through which it has passed.
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Innovations in Recycling for Sustainable Management of Solid Wastes
Leachate is the highly toxic wastewater released due to the precipitation or decomposition of the waste from the landfill site.
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Impact of Micro and Nanoplastics in the Marine Environment
A solution resulting from leaching as a soluble constituent from a solid passing phase, or suspended solids, or any other component of the material.
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