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Membrane Technologies in Leachate Treatment – 2021 CEC Solid Waste Webinar Series

July 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


Presented by Greg Werner

Leachate and other landfill-generated liquids (gas condensate and dewatering liquids) can be some of the most challenging industrial wastewaters to manage and treat. Organics and ammonia typically present in leachate commonly requires biological systems be employed as primary or secondary treatment. Due to the highly concentrated nature of leachate and typical floc formation, conventional clarification methods struggle to provide the solids separation required to meet typical effluent limitations. Effluent limitations on other non-biodegradable persistent compounds may also drive the need for alternative treatment methods. Membrane technologies are often integrated into the leachate treatment scheme to provide adequate biosolids filtration and other key compound removal. We will explore the different membrane technologies typically used in leachate treatment including ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis. The discussion will include a breakdown of how each membrane technology may be utilized and its limitations. A case study will be presented on how membrane technologies have been implemented in treating multiple leachate constituents. 

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Greg Werner, P.E.


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Mr. Werner has over 25 years of experience in the engineering and consulting industry servicing private commercial and industrial, and government sectors. Mr. Werner’s project focus includes design and engineering services for industrial water/wastewater treatment and industrial fluids and handling systems. His technical focus includes: process engineering including process and utility flow diagrams, material balances, P&IDs; detailed engineering including plant layouts, equipment sizing and selection, hydraulics analysis; utility design; plans and specifications for bidding and construction; engineering cost estimating including project control-level budgeting and life-cycle costs; bidding, procurement, and alternative delivery; project planning and permitting.  Mr. Werner has experience with a variety of industrial wastewater treatment processes including physical-chemical, biological, solids separation, oil/water separation, and oxidation; and also has experience in the petroleum and chemical liquids storage and handling industry, specifically related to fluids handling, storage, and transportation. 


July 27, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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Online Webinar
United States