Organic Contaminants in Leachates from Industrial Waste Landfills

E. Benfenati, E. Porazzi, M. Pardo Martinez

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Notwithstanding the high relevance of the environmental impact of landfill, there are few studies on the characterisation and processing of organic pollutants in landfills. The main reasons for this are the higher complexity of organic pollutant analysis, compared to that for inorganic pollutants, and the confidentiality of the studies that have been conducted. In the present paper we summarise studies performed in the field, with particular attention to the methodologies, and pollutants identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-97
Number of pages27
JournalHandbook of Environmental Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • GC-MS
  • Landfill
  • Leachate
  • Organic contaminants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Pollution
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Water Science and Technology


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