Anaerobic UASBR treatment of young landfill leachate

I. Ozturk*, M. Altinbas, O. Arikan, A. Demir

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The anaerobic treatability of young municipal leachate from Istanbul's sanitary landfill was investigated using a laboratory scale UASBR. In the first part of this study, the reactor was operated with a feed COD concentration of 10250 mg.l-1 and a retention time of 2.84 days, giving an organic loading rate 3.7 kg COD.m-3.d-1. Total COD removal was around 94 % under that condition. In the second part of the study, feed COD's were varied from 9000 to 25000 mg.l-1. Whereas retention times ranged from 1.7 to 2.35 days and COD removal ranged from 92 to 94%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-396
Number of pages8
JournalFresenius Environmental Bulletin
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Ammonia inhibition
  • Anaerobic treatment
  • Bioenergy recovery
  • Kinetic evaluation
  • Landfill leachate
  • Upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor (UASBR)


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