Cost estimation of landfill leachate treatment by reverse osmosis in a Brazilian landfill

Published on 2020-06-18T14:10:27Z (GMT) by
<div><p>The reverse osmosis (RO) process has been increasingly applied to landfill leachate treatment. The published literature reports several studies that investigated the technical feasibility of RO. However, information about process costs is scarce. Also, companies that run leachate treatment plants do not provide actual costs. To fill this gap, this study aimed to evaluate the treatment costs of a full-scale RO for the treatment of landfill leachate located in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. A procedure was proposed to estimate the capital expenses (CAPEX), operational expenses (OPEX), and specific total treatment cost, the total cost per m<sup>3</sup> of treated leachate, of the leachate treatment by membrane process, and the results obtained are discussed. The CAPEX for this full-scale RO was estimated at MUS$ 1.413, and OPEX ranged from US$ 0.132 to US$ 0.265 m<sup>−3</sup> per year. The cost of leachate treatment has been estimated at US$ 8.58 m<sup>−3</sup> considering the operation of the RO-unit for 20 years after landfill closure.</p></div>

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de Almeida, Ronei; Bila, Daniele Maia; Quintaes, Bianca Ramalho; Campos, Juacyara Carbonelli (2020): Cost estimation of landfill leachate treatment by reverse osmosis in a Brazilian landfill. SAGE Journals. Collection. https://doi.org/10.25384/SAGE.c.5027486.v1