Colloide was appointed by Fife Council, to design, build and commission a leachate treatment plant, capable of processing up to 175m3/day. The scope included process commissioning of the plant wherein we seeded the plant and operated the plant for 3 months before handing over to the Client.
The final treatment plant included; inlet balancing, SBR followed by reed bed treatment. The plant included feed and discharge pumping, chemical dosing, controls, instrumentation and associated pipework and secondary steelwork.
The reed beds act as tertiary treatment, treating the wastewaters by degrading organic matter (BOD and COD) and oxidising ammoniacal-N, removing suspended solids and, to a lesser extent, reducing concentrations of nitrate and phosphorus. Other constituents of the effluent are immobilised or absorbed by the plants themselves.