NEWIN Webinar: Solving real-world issues managing landfill leachate

Date: Friday March 30th @ 2PM-3PM EST

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 Webinar Intro:

Management of landfill leachate is estimated as a $2Bn market globally. Disposal and treatment of landfill leachate is a complex challenge for both landfill operators and local publicly owned treatment works (POTWs). Leachate characteristics vary dramatically over time, regulation is increasing, and treatment costs are rising. More than 50% of site owners discharge their wastewater to POTWs.  Unfortunately, some POTWs have stopped accepting leachate due to nutrient loadings, interference with UV disinfection, or capacity challenges, creating further strain on landfill operators.

In this webinar, sponsored by the Northeast Water Innovation Network (NEWIN), nationally recognized experts will discuss some of the biggest trends and issues impacting the management and disposal of landfill leachate.  

Objectives:

You will learn more about leachate treatment strategies for landfill operators and POTWs, including: 

  • Changing Regulations
  • POTW challenges
  • Science causing treatment issues
  • Technological solutions
  • Cost Management strategies
  • And more

Speakers:

Dr. Stephanie Bolyard – Research and Scholarships Program Manager, Environmental Research and Education Foundation.

EREF was established to fund and direct scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and the communities they serve. Stephanie will present insight on a national research project to understand the complexity of leachate management in the US.

The goal of Stephanie’s project is to collect data from landfills across the U.S. that includes leachate quantity and quality, management practices (e.g., on-site and off-site treatment). Results from this study will provide insight to the following types of questions:

  • Does geographic location affect leachate volume or treatment strategies?
  • What factors influence whether or not a landfill is allowed to discharge to a POTW?
  • Are commonly used empirical rules of thumb (e.g. leachate generation per acre) accurate for sizing treatment processes?
  • What technology options are available on the market to address specific treatment goals?

Rohan Menon, - Director of Environmental Protection, Waste Management, Inc.

Mr. Menon has expertise in wastewater engineering and environmental compliance services to a wide variety of industries such as landfills, specialty chemicals, groundwater remediation, pharmaceutical, and refineries. Waste Management operates over 250 active landfill sites in the US.

In his presentation, Rohan will highlight:

  • Size of the market opportunity for solution developers
  • Leachate management solutions / options available to landfills
  • Drivers in the decision-making framework

Kevin Torrens, BCEEM - Vice President and National Market Sector Leader for Landfill Liquids, Brown and Caldwell

Mr. Torrens has over 35 years of experience in the management and treatment of complex industrial wastewaters including leachate. He has been primarily focused on all aspects of leachate management for the past 10+ years including fundamental research, regulatory aspects and technology application.

In his presentation, Kevin will highlight:

  • Leachate characteristics and current and future disposal impediments
  • Working with POTWs
  • Managing unusual site liquids

Earl Jones - CEO, Heartland Water Technology, Inc.

Earl Jones is the Chief Executive Officer for Heartland Water Technology, Inc.  Heartland provides technical solutions to treat challenging waste waters. In his presentation Earl will discuss:

  • Impacts of changing leachate management policies on landfill operators
  • Technical options for on-site treatment
  • Opportunity to integrate on-site leachate treatment with distributed power generation

About NEWIN:

NEWIN – The Northeast Water Innovation Network -- was conceived in 2011 as an organization to help accelerate innovation and the market adoption of novel water solutions addressing global problems. NEWIN represents the US’s largest water-innovation community, supporting over 1700 individuals working within over 300 companies.