Water Conditioning & Purification Magazine

Leachate

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liquid that has percolated through a solid mass; soil leachate may be high in nitrate; landfill leachate may be high in BOD, ammonia, salinity and toxic substances. A liquid that results from water collecting contaminants as it trickles through wastes, agricultural pesticides or fertilizers. Leaching may occur in fanning areas, feedlots, and landfills, and may result in hazardous substances entering surface water, ground water, or soil.

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