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Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management
António Mendes Lopes (editor), Jiazhong Zhang(editor)
António Mendes Lopes (editor)

University of Porto, Portugal


Jiazhong Zhang (editor)

School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province 710049, China

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Enhanced Landfill Leachate Treatment using Spiral Symmetry Stream Anaerobic Bioreactor and Sequential Batch Reactor

Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 9(2) (2021) 159--171 | DOI:10.5890/JEAM.2021.06.005

Innocent Tayari Mwizerwa$^{1}$, Xiaoguang Chen$^{1,2, 3}$ , Baolan Hu$^{4}$, Ismail Muhammed$^{1}$

$^{1}$ College of Environmental Science and Engineering Donghua University, Shanghai 201620, China

$^{2}$ School of mechanical engineering, Sichuan Provincial Key Lab of Process Equipment and Control, Sichuan University of Science & Engineering, Zigong, 643000, China

$^{3}$ Textile Pollution Control Engineering Center of Ministry of Environmental Protection, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620, China

$^{4}$ KeyLaboratory of Water Pollution Control and Environmental Safety of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou 310058, China

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Landfill leachate has become a disaster in recent years because of high strength liquid compounds. We conducted biological treatment enhanced by chemical precipitation for COD and NH$_{4}$-N removal through SSSAB and SBR in series. COD and NH$_{4}$-N were determined before and after treatment in both SSSAB and SBR reactor for aerobic- anaerobic treatment prior to chemical precipitaion. We found out that SSSAB reported better NH$_{4}$-N removal rates of 97.7% with reduced COD removal rate at 7.7 % in five samples. On the other hand, compared with 98% COD removal rates and 96.1% for SBR. SBR and SSSAB were efficient in removing NH$_{4}$-N than COD. Chemical precipitation showed a novel impact on biological treatment. The quiet removal rates are related to the little aeration time to facilitate the completion of the nitrification process. Struvite precipitation contributed to a change in the Chemical oxygen demand and Ammonium nitrogen removal through the formation of calcium phosphate and reducing the inhibition of biological treatment in SSSAB. We report the first treatment efficiency route for high strength landfill leachate for COD and NH$_{4}$-N removal.


This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai [grant number 17ZR1400300], the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central universities [grant number 2232017A3- 10] and key laboratory of water pollution control and environmental safety of Zhejiang province, china.


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