About this book
Wetlands For The Treatment Of Landfill Leachates is a collection of papers recently presented at an international symposium held in June of 1997. This volume which will be edited by Dr. Mulamoottil, will contain 19 chapters addressing the most recent research regarding leachates and the use of wetlands in treating them. The utilization of constructed wetlands for the treatment of wastewater is becoming more frequent and constructed wetlands are now an important component in the treatment of landfill leachates. The purpose of the symposium and the proposed book was/is to assemble the results and experiences of this relatively new ecotechnological approach to wastewater treatment. A number of important issues are addressed such as: leachate characteristics and the potential for treatability by constructed wetlands, the assessment of the tolerance of wetland plants to the toxicity of leachates in differing climates, the role of plants in the treatment of leachates, the performance of different wetland treatment systems as well as cost comparisons using wetland technology vs. traditional treatment technologies. The authors of each chapter come from a variety of backgrounds and parts of the world and include a number of well known professionals in this area. Included in this volume are papers by Robert Kadlac (author of Treatment Wetlands, CRC Press), Gerald Moshiri (Constructed Wetlands for Water Quality Improvement, CRC Press) and a number of other well-known professionals doing work in this area. This work is a worthwhile addition to the literature already published regarding constructed wetlands and will compliment our already substantial list in this area. Dr. Mulamoottil is an experienced editor and well known for his work in this area.
Landfill Leachate Characteristics as Inputs for the Design of Wetlands Used as Treatment Systems, Edward A. McBean and Frank Rovers * Constructed Wetlands for Treating Landfill Leachate, Robert H. Kadlec * Wetlands for Treatment of Landfill Leachates in Cold Climates, Trond Moehlum * Substrate type, flow characteristics, and detention times related to landfill leachate treatment efficiency in constructed wetlands, William E. Sanford * Performance of a Constructed Wetland Leachate Treatment System at the Chunchula Landfill, Mobile County, Alabama, Keith D. Johnson, Craig D. Martin, Gerald A. Moshiri, and William C. McCrory * The Use of an Engineered Reed Bed System to Treat Leachate at Monument Hill Landfill Site, Southern England, Howard Robinson, Gwyn Harris, Martin Carville, Mike Barr, and Steve Last * Leachate Wetland Treatment System at the Orange County Landfill, Florida, Larry N. Schwartz, Lee P. Wiseman, and Erik L. Melear * Attenuation of Landfill Leachate by a Natural Marsh System, Francois La Forge, Leta Fernandes, and Mostafa A. Warith * Leachate Treatment in Extended Aeration Lagoons and Constructed Wetlands in Norway, Trond Moehlum, William S. Warner, Per Stalnacke, and Petter D. Jenssen * Treatment of a Leachate from a Landfill Receiving Industrial Commercial, Institutional and Construction/Demolition Wastes in an Engineered Wetland, Majid Sartaj, Leta Fernandes, and Normand Castonguay * Evaluation of a Constructed Wetland for Treatment of Leachate at a Municipal Landfill in Northwest Florida, William F. DeBusk * An Integrated Natural System for Leachate Treatment, Joseph Loer, Katrin Scholz-Barth, Robert Kadlec, Douglas Wetzstein, and Joseph Julik * A Constructed Wetland System for Treatment of Landfill Leachate, Monroe County, New York, David A.V. Eckhardt, Jan M. Surface, and John H. Peverly * Seasonal Growth Patterns in Wetland Plants Growing in Landfill Leachate, John M. Bernard * The Use of a Constructed Wetland to Treat Landfarm Leachate at the Sunoco Refinery in Sarnia, Ontario, J. Higgins and T. Brown * Iron Accumulation in Leachate Treatment Wetlands and Toxicity to Benthic Invertebrates: A Review, Francine Kelly-Hooper * A Cost Comparison of Leachate Treatment Alternatives, Sharon Rew and George Mulamoottil * Summary of Panel Discussion.