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Leachate Management and PFAS

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Tetra Tech is Leading with Science® to assess and provide solutions for contaminants of emerging concern in landfill liquids.

Tetra Tech provides practical solutions to optimize leachate collection and treatment and address contaminants of emerging concern (CEC), such as per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). We provide engineering and consulting services that help landfill owners and operators evaluate and compare site-specific alternatives, including capital investment and operating cost impacts. Tetra Tech is Leading with Science® by participating with leading research universities to address the complex technical issues associated with leachate management and CECs.
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Leachate Treatment

Tetra Tech provides cost-effective and reliable leachate management solutions that are successfully converting millions of gallons of landfill leachate into effluent that meets regulatory requirements. Our services range from evaluating and assisting with identifying and assessing site-specific treatment options to design and construction of state-of-the-art leachate treatment facilities.

  • Feasibility studies
  • Process selection
  • Treatment optimization and process upgrades
  • Engineering design and construction management
  • Permitting
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PFAS and Emerging Contaminants

Tetra Tech provides practical and effective treatment solutions to manage and reduce CECs, such as PFAS, in landfill leachate. Our team includes technical experts in chemistry, regulatory compliance, human health and ecological risk assessment, hydrogeology, engineering, geology, and public engagement.

  • Potential PFAS sources and sites identification
  • Contaminant fate and transport modeling
  • Capital investment and operational cost assessment
  • Technology development to reduce by-product treatment
  • Destructive technology development for PFAS treatment
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Comprehensive Landfill Liquid Management

Tetra Tech addresses landfill liquids from their origins. We help operators to identify and implement procedures that reduce leachate generation, manage recovered landfill liquids, identify cost-effective disposal options, and provide engineering design services to implement the best solutions.

  • Climate resiliency and reduction of leachate generation
  • Treatability studies and cost-benefit analyses
  • Permanent and temporary capping options
  • Collection system fouling evaluations and solutions
  • Permitting and compliance reporting
  • Construction management and support services

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