EREF was established to fund and direct scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and the communities they serve. Stephanie will present insight on a national research project to understand the complexity of leachate management in the US.
The goal of Stephanie’s project is to collect data from landfills across the U.S. that includes leachate quantity and quality, management practices (e.g., on-site and off-site treatment). Results from this study will provide insight to the following types of questions:
• Does geographic location affect leachate volume or treatment strategies?
• What factors influence whether or not a landfill is allowed to discharge to a POTW?
• Are commonly used empirical rules of thumb (e.g. leachate generation per acre) accurate for sizing treatment processes?
• What technology options are available on the market to address specific treatment goals?