Invited Session: Smart Technologies

Ammonia Control in Landfill Leachate Treatment (0.5 CEU)

Monday, September 25, 2017
15:30 – 16:00
Room 321

Moderator: Tim Cesarek, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Enerkem Inc., Texas

Ammonia reduction is critical in many landfill leachate discharges. Competing biological and physical/chemical technologies are compared for effectiveness, cost and operation. Three site actual performances are presented. Traditional biological treatment for aerobic and direct conversion ammonia and complete nitrogen removal, as well as air stripping and ammonia recovery are shown, and examples of low cost lagoon nitrification for low cost, cold weather operation are presented. Innovative and power saving approaches with cutting edge technology, such as electro-flotation, electro-coagulation/flocculation are discussed, and comparative selection procedures for all alternatives are shown.

By attending this presentation, participants will better be able to compare alternative technologies, improve operational effectiveness, and save time and money in planning needed improvements.


Ivan Cooper, PE; BCEE, Principal, Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc., North Carolina

Ivan Cooper

Ivan Cooper oversees water and wastewater consulting activities for landfill leachate and other industrial facilities. He has detailed experience in wastewater permitting, treatability, preliminary and detailed studies and design, construction observation, operation and maintenance manuals, start-up of leachate treatment systems.