Landfill leachate is the liquid that leaches from a landfill's waste material. This water often has an odor that leads to complaints or illness from workers, neighbors and municipal wastewater operators. Meeting environmental regulations with chemical treatment is a primary focus, but fugitive odors released during leachate collection, handling, and disposal must be removed.
Hydrogen sulfide that results from septic conditions during collection and treatment of wastewater has long been recognized as a major problem of municipal wastewater systems. Hydrogen sulfide gas is acutely toxic and can lead to serious health problems and even death. Even at low concentrations in air, exposure to hydrogen sulfide has been linked to fatigue, headaches, eye irritation, sore throats and other health problems.
Carus's CAIROX® potassium permanganate and CARUSOL® liquid permanganate products effectively and rapidly eliminate sulfur compounds commonly found in landfill leachate. Now that landfill operators have the same problem when treating leachate water, they can turn to the same trusted solution.
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