What is a leachate?

The word “leachate” is commonly used in its ecological context, meaning the water or liquid that percolates through a landfill and carries the high concentration of the dissolved or suspended matter of the industrial wastes or putrescible. It drains from the soil or the dumped wastes and severely harms the environment. In its wide meaning, leachate is any liquid that has passed through any matter and extracted its components.

Concerning land-filling, leachates pose a great danger to the ambient soils, water bodies, and air. The water vapor from the atmosphere precipitates on the waste deposits and drains through them, becoming extremely polluted with hazardous materials. The water that flows out of the landfills can also comprise the products of the dissolution of hydrocarbons, e.g. methane, organic acids, carbonic anhydride, alkanal and sugar.

Managing leachates

To minimize the hazardous impact of the waste dumps, you have to monitor the quality of the leaching water and, if needed, take action on its remediation. These actions will necessarily include the organization of discharging lines, filter systems, and sumps, and you certainly cannot do it without a robust and efficient pump.

Landfill leachateIn Envieq Store you can find a wide range of electric and pneumatic pumps manufactured by such famous companies as:

  • Officine Di Trevi, Italy;
  • Viridian Systems, the United Kingdom;
  • QED Environmental Systems, the USA. Their products are marketed under the well-known brand Geotech.

Italians produce electric pumps for water remediation. We have the models Alpha, Beta, and Treinch, all in various configurations. The diameter of the Alpha and Beta pumps is 4 inches, Treinch — 3 inches. All models differ by energy input and capacity. All tools effectively pump the percolating liquids from the landfill, they can be used to sample the leachates and groundwater and to drain the wells. We have devices specially designed to work with fluids that contain hydrocarbons.

The advantages of these pumps are:

  • trouble proof and durable materials;
  • simple but effective design;
  • adjustable length of the electric cable;
  • the wide range of the fluid temperature, up to +40 degrees.

All OFT Pumps are certified with ATEX, which means they can be employed in an explosive atmosphere.

Pneumatic pumps

QED and Viridian pneumatic pumps use the air pressure from the compressor instead of electricity. In some cases it can be beneficial, providing safer and more cost-effective performance. As well as the electric pumps, have the ATEX certification and are approved for use in explosive sites. Our equipment is not afraid of corrosion and hazardous materials, it can effectively work for a long time without failures. Automatic and handy instruments can be used in the wells with diameters from 2 inches QED products are provided with 5 years of warranty, they can be easily removed, replaced, and cleaned. You can choose the top or bottom loaders, depending on your needs.

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