Membrane fouling and micro-pollutant removal of membrane bioreactor treating landfill leachate

  • Samunya Sanguanpak
  • Wilai Chiemchaisri
  • Chart ChiemchaisriEmail author
Review paper


The characteristics of landfill leachate from solid waste disposal vary, depending on waste composition, waste age, and landfilling technique. Landfill leachate also contains a wide range of pollutants of varying concentrations, from high for organic matters, nutrients, and inorganics to low for toxic micro-pollutants. Membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology has been increasingly adopted to treating landfill leachate. However, membrane fouling and micro-pollutant removal mechanisms of MBR and their relationship are little publicized. This paper thus aims to review publications related to these topics in the previous 5 years. Future development in MBR technology for improved landfill leachate treatment is also elaborated.


Landfill leachate MBR Membrane fouling Micro-pollutants Municipal solid waste 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)PathumthaniThailand
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringKasetsart UniversityBangkokThailand

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