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, P.E.; BCEE, Principal, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Ivan Cooper

Ivan Cooper has designed more than 100 leachate, industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants. He is a graduate of Union College and has a Master’s degree in civil engineering from Northwestern University. He is a P.E. in 13 states and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers with a Wastewater Treatment Specialty. He is the chair of SWANA’s Leachate Management Committee and serves on the Water Environment Federation’s Industrial Waste Committee. He is an editor for both WEF’s Manuals of Practice on UV Disinfection and the Peracetic Acid Disinfection Manual. Mr. Cooper is the recipient of the 2017 Roy F. Weston Award in recognition of contributions in the field of solid waste technology and management.