• 1 School of Civil Engineering, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia
J Hazard Mater, 2010 Oct 15;182(1-3):115-22.
PMID: 20580491 DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.06.005


The treatability of stabilized sanitary landfill leachate via synthetic anion exchange resin (INDION FFIP MB) was investigated. An ideal experimental design was conducted based on central composite design using a response surface methodology to assess individual and interactive effects of critical operational variables (i.e., anionic dosage; contact time; shaking speed) and pH on treatment performance in terms of color, chemical oxygen demand (COD), suspended solid (SS), and turbidity removal efficiencies. Optimum operational conditions were established as 30.9 cm(3) anionic dosage, 90 min contact time, 150 rpm shaking speed, and pH 3.1. Under these conditions, the color, COD, SS, and turbidity removal efficiencies of 91.5, 70.3, 93.1, and 92.4% were experimentally attained and were found to fit well with the prediction model. According to these results, stabilized leachate treatment using INDION FFIP MB could be an effective alternative in the administration of color, COD, SS, and turbidity problems of landfill leachates.

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