leachate


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leach·ate

 (lē′chāt)
n.
A product or solution formed by leaching, especially a solution containing contaminants picked up through the leaching of soil.

leachate

(ˈliːtʃeɪt)
n
(Geological Science) water that carries salts dissolved out of materials through which it has percolated, esp polluted water from a refuse tip

leach•ate

(ˈli tʃeɪt)

n.
a solution resulting from leaching.
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A sampling port was installed in the centre of the base of the lysimeter to allow collection of leachate.
However exceptionally high load of the leachate with organic and inorganic contaminants particularly heavy metals may be toxic to the soil, vegetation and contaminate ground water near landfill site (5).
A LEACHATE plant may be built to treat potentially toxic substances and waste material which leak underground from a closed rubbish tip.
In passing through solid-waste matter, the leachate picks up harmful substances, mainly heavy metals like mercury.
The leachate was analyzed for total organic carbon and total phosphorus.
Leachate is landfill water, waste water that is generated in landfills.
ii) two leachate types (leaf and bark leachate), and (iii) three test crops (Triticum aestivum L.
A leachate is any plant substance that is dissolved out of a plant or soil when it is placed in water.
The research studies and reviews, 13 in all, encompass topics such as physiochemical removal of organic contaminants in municipal landfill leachate, wood waste landfilling for soil remediation, landfill liner failure, and isotopic characterization of leachate.
Leachate to be discharged is isolated and treated to the needs of the facility, which can be anywhere between total treatment and pretreatment.
Heinemann evaluate Recycled Leachate from Fresh Spent Mushroom Compost For Greenhouse and Nursery Crops.