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Ammonium removal from landfill leachate by Clinoptilolite adsorption followed by bioregeneration

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Author(s):
Martins, Tiago Henrique ; Souza, Theo S. O. ; Foresti, Eugenio
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING; v. 5, n. 1, p. 63-68, FEB 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 21
Abstract

This paper reports on the application of a new process for ammonium nitrogen removal from landfill leachate using a reactor filled with zeolite. The process consisted of ammonium nitrogen adsorption from raw leachate followed by zeolite regeneration via nitrification. Zeolite initial adsorptive capacity was first evaluated. Afterwards, biological regeneration was carried out using zeolite containing adsorbed ammonium in the presence of nitrifying bacteria suspension and sodium bicarbonate. The adsorptive capacity (q) was reduced by only 4.55% after regeneration from q = 10.80 +/- 2.14 mg NH4+-N/g zeo to 10.32 +/- 0.74 mg NH4+-N/g zeo. Regeneration by nitrification occurred in 72 h and the main product was nitrite. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/11218-9 - Alternative technology for landfill leachate treatment
Grantee:Tiago Henrique Martins
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate