Landfill Leachate Treatment: A Case Study for Istanbul City

Yaman C., Ozcan H. K. , Demir G., Okten H. E. , Yıldız S., Coban A., ...Daha Fazla

CLEAN-SOIL AIR WATER, cilt.40, sa.7, ss.706-711, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/clen.201100132
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.706-711


One of the most important problems arising from landfilling solid wastes is the leachate which contains high amount of pollution. Discharge of leachate without treatment causes negative effects on environmental and public health. In this study, parameters of chemical oxygen demand (COD), total nitrogen (TN), ammonia nitrogen (NH4-N), and total phosphorus (TP) were examined in the samples taken from the influent and effluent of leachate treatment plant, where Odayeri landfill leachate is treated. Obtained results showed that the treatment plant, which consisted of preanoxic biological treatment system, ultrafiltration (UF) and nanofiltration (NF) units were operating with high efficiency. Among the examined parameters during study, COD, TN, NH4-N, and TP were found to be treated at the rate of 99, 94.5, 99, and 93.8%, respectively. Landfilling is increasing rapidly in the world and this consequently brings the need of leachate treatment facilities. Therefore, this study is considered to be a guide for construction and operation stages of proposed new treatment plants.