Title: The landfill leachate evapotranspiration in soil–plant system with reed Phragmites australis

Authors: Andrzej Bialowiec, Irena Wojnowska-Baryla

Addresses: Department of Environmental Biotechnology, The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. ' Department of Environmental Biotechnology, The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland

Abstract: Using of the reed – Phragmites australis – is an effective method of landfill leachate disposal. In presented two years| study the effectiveness of leachate evapotranspiration from systems with reed was investigated. Daily evapotranspiration was in the range from 1.01 mm/d to 3.15 mm/d in the first year of research and from 2.68 mm/d to 4.94 mm/d in the second year. The research showed that the application of sewage sludge into the soil caused the increase in the vapourisation efficiency. Preliminary results of implemented soil-plant system with reed on landfill in Zakurzewo, Poland, showed that about 1100 m³ of leachate were evapotranspirated.

Keywords: landfill leachate; evapotranspiration; reeds; Phragmites australis; soil-plant systems; sewage sludge; solid waste management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2008.021857

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2008 Vol.2 No.6, pp.526 - 539

Available online: 06 Dec 2008 *

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