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Solid Waste Webinar: Leachate Management and Treatment

August 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Leachate and other landfill-generated liquids (gas condensate and dewatering liquids) can be some of the most challenging industrial wastewaters to manage and treat. Typically, elevated organics and ammonia are the drivers for treatment selection. However, leachate is comprised of compounds from a combination of sources that need to be evaluated for permit- or performance-driven reasons. Less predominant or non-regulated leachate compounds need to be considered that may cause process inhibition or foul treatment processes. Effluent limitations on other non-biodegradable or persistent compounds may drive the need for alternative treatment methods. The very nature of leachate does not lend itself to conventional application of treatment methods to meet typical effluent limitations.

We will explore the different technologies employed solely or collectively in leachate treatment to remove solids, biodegradable organics, nutrients, oil & grease, VOCs, refractory and persistent compounds, metals, and dissolved inorganics. The discussion will include a breakdown of how each technology can be utilized and its limitations. Case studies will be presented on how simple and complex treatment process schemes have been employed to achieve the owner’s objectives. 

Note: This presentation will be recorded for internal training purposes only.

Featured Speakers

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. 


August 9, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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