Leachate generated in landfills need to be treated properly to avoid big environmental problems in the sorroundings of the landfill.

There is not a unique solution and different aspects (effluent composition, volume, waste to manage after treatment, budget, etc.) have to be considered before taking a decission.

Here we share a case study that shows the solution applied in a landfill located in Spain. The main innovation consisted in adding a vacuum evaporator after the biological treatment and the reverse osmosis processes that already existed. The results highlight two important achievements:

  • Big savings in waste management expenses (more than $500.000 every year)
  • Better performance in the treatment of the leachate (more than 95% of clean water)

Here’s the document:


Landfill leachate treatment


Sergio Tuset is the CEO of Condorchem Envitech, with over 20 years’ experience in management of industrial companies.

Specially focused on environmental projects for customers, recognized specialist in conceptual engineering applied in wastewater, liquid &solid wastes treatment and air pollution treatment.

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