Groundwater remediation is the process that is used to treat polluted groundwater by removing the pollutants or converting them into harmless products. Groundwater is water present below the ground surface that saturates the pore space in the subsurface. Landfills generate contaminated runoff called leachate, which has chemicals and compounds collected as rain and groundwater wash through the landfill. This leachate is contained and pumped away from the landfill before it can contaminate local groundwater sources.
Why collect and pump leachate and condensate?
As rain and ground water wash through landfills, the levels of leachate and condensate build within the landfill. These toxic liquids are harmful and will damage the environment if they are allowed to overflow and breach the landfill containment system. By collecting the liquids, they can be transported for treatment before being released back into the ecosystem.
What benefit will I get?
Landfill liquids like leachate and condensate are powerful pollutants. By managing the liquids on site, the landfill can save operational costs and avoid damage to the environment - which carries costly regulatory fines.
How do I do it?
Contact QED to help design a leachate and condensate monitoring and pumping system. A properly designed system will control the liquid levels within the landfill, keeping it in compliance and improving landfill gas production.