Environmental Chemistry Letters

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 51–61 | Cite as

Landfill leachate treatment methods: A review

  • J. WiszniowskiEmail author
  • D. RobertEmail author
  • J. Surmacz-Gorska
  • K. Miksch
  • J. V. Weber
Original paper


Landfilling of municipal waste is still a major issue of the waste management system in Europe. The generated leachate must be appropriately treated before being discharged into the environment. Technologies meant for leachate treatment can be classified as follows (i) biological methods, (ii) chemical and physical methods. Here we review briefly the main processes currently used for the landfill leachates treatments.


Landfill leachate Biological process Advanced oxidation processes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EBD, Silesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  2. 2.Laboratoire de chimie et applicationsUPV-MetzSaint-AvoldFrance

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