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Leachate formation and characteristics from gasification and grate incineration bottom ash under landfill conditions



JulkaisuWaste Management
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - huhtikuuta 2012
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli


Characteristics and formation of leachates from waste gasification and grate firing bottom ash were studied using continuous field measurements from 112m 3 lysimeters embedded into landfill body for three years. In addition, the total element concentrations of the fresh ash were analysed and laboratory batch tests were performed to study leachate composition. The three-year continuous flow measurement showed that about one fifth of the leachates were formed, when the flow rate was >200l/d, covering <3.5% of the study time. After three years, the liquid/solid-ratio for the quenched grate ash was 1 (l/kg (d.m.)) and for the initially dry gasification ash 0.4 (l/kg (d.m.)). The low initial water and residual carbon content of the gasification ash kept the leachate pH at a high level (>13) major part of the study. In the grate ash leachate pH was lower (<8) due to the presence of organic carbon and biodegradation indicated by biological oxygen demand and redox potential measurements. In the gasification ash the high pH probably delayed leaching of major elements such as Ca, therefore, raising the need for a longer after-care period. The high pH also explains the higher leaching of As from the gasification ash compared to the grate ash both in the batch test and under landfill conditions. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.


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