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