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Assessment of issues relating to leachate recirculation

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SUMMARY: The Environment Agency has commissioned a brief technical review of leachate recirculation, including a survey of current practice and experiences in the UK. A framework identifying technical, environmental and operational issues has been prepared, and a survey conducted of six major UK landfill companies, covering ~90 landfills. Recirculation is widely practised, utilizing a wide range of infrastructure designs. There is a high level of interest among UK operators, with seasonal flow balancing and stimulation of gas being the most common drivers. Quantities are typically in the range 5,000 to 20,000 m3/a. The main environmental issues appear to be odour from some systems, filling up of gas wells, and surface outbreaks. The main operational issue is clogging. More monitoring is needed to assess performance.

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Beaven, R.P., Knox, K., Braithwaite, P. and Rosevear, A. (2006) Assessment of issues relating to leachate recirculation At Waste 2006, Sustainable Waste and Resource Management, United Kingdom. 12 - 14 Sep 2006.

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Published date: September 2006
Venue - Dates: Waste 2006, Sustainable Waste and Resource Management, United Kingdom, 2006-09-12 - 2006-09-14

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Local EPrints ID: 74230
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/74230
PURE UUID: ec92da01-c484-4a9a-9db6-8bd66cf6a21c
ORCID for R.P. Beaven: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1387-8299

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:46

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Author: R.P. Beaven ORCID iD
Author: K. Knox
Author: P. Braithwaite
Author: A. Rosevear

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