Liquid sodium ferrate and Fenton's reagent for treatment of mature landfill leachate
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J. Environ. Eng.-ASCE
POTASSIUM FERRATE(VI); HUMIC SUBSTANCES; ORGANIC-MATTER; OXIDATION; COAGULATION; REMOVAL; PRETREATMENT; INTEGRATION; REDUCTION; CARBON; Engineering, Environmental; Engineering, Civil; Environmental Sciences
As landfills mature, biodegradable matter in leachate is consumed and remaining compounds are increasingly recalcitrant. In this work, ferrate was compared to Fenton's reagent for the purpose of removing nonbiodegradable organic compounds from mature leachate. Oxidation conditions (time, pH, and dose) were optimized to yield maximum organic removal using two leachate samples from 20- and 12-year-old solid waste cells. Results from this study demonstrated that Ferrate and Fenton's reagent had similar optimum pH ranges (3-5), but different organic removal capacities, ranging from 54 to 79% of initial leachate organic contents. An advantage of ferrate was that it was effective over a wide pH range. Advantages associated with Fenton's reagent include that it had higher organic removal capacity, produced more oxidized organic compounds (measured as chemical oxygen demand/dissolved organic carbon), and produced more biodegradable byproducts (measured as chemical oxygen demand/5-day biochemical oxygen demand). Finally, both treatments were found to attack larger molecules (> 1,000 Dalton), as indicated by an increase in smaller molecule contribution to organic carbon.
Journal of Environmental Engineering-Asce
"Liquid sodium ferrate and Fenton's reagent for treatment of mature landfill leachate" (2007). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6853.