The Effect of Magnetic Treatment on some Physico-Chemical Properties of Landfill Leachate (Wadi Al-Hada)

Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Department of agricultural mechanization, Faculty of technical Engineering, Tartous University, Tartous, Syria

2 Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Technical Engineering, Tartous University, Tartous, Syria


The landfill leachate contains high concentrations of organic pollutants that can be biological and resistant to it. Therefore, the resulting leachate must be treated from the healthy landfill before disposing of it in the environment. In this research, the technique of improved magnetic therapy was tested to improve some physicochemical properties of landfill leachate. Where a laboratory model was designed to evaluate the performance of the magnetic field with different strengths on the treatment of the leachate field collected from the Wadi al-Hadda landfill in Tartous Governorate-Syria. By the increasing in magnetic field strength from 272 to 678 µT, the removal efficacy of BOD and COD increased from 9 and 19% to 36.7 and 54.7%, respectively, and, the removal efficacy of NO3-N and NO3 increased from 6 and 17% to 24.6 and 46.8%, respectively. Electric conductivity (EC) values also decreased due to the use of magnetic field.


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