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Title: Landfill bioreactor: A biotechnological solution for waste management
Authors: Swati, M
Karthikeyan, O P
Joseph, Kurian
Nagendran, R
Keywords: Landfill bioreactor
Municipal solid waste
Waste management
Issue Date: Aug-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: This paper presents a pilot-scale investigation on landfill reactors (diam 1.3 m, height 3 m) loaded with municipal solid waste (MSW). The reactors were operated with and without leachate recirculation to simulate bioreactor fill and conventional open fill, respectively. Strong leachates with high COD (98 g/l), BOD (33 g/l), DOC (35 g/l) and TVA (34 g/l) were encountered during the first week of operation. Reduction in organic contents, BOD, COD (88%) and DOC (88%), and solids were evident in the leachates from bioreactor as against the leachates from conventional open fill. Thus, landfill bioreactor technology is a viable approach to treat organically rich MSW generated in Indian cities.
Page(s): 670-674
ISSN: 0022-4456
Source:JSIR Vol.66(08) [August 2007]

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