Ammonium and BPA Sorption for GCL

  • Stella Melgao de Oliveira Pinto
  • Daniele Maia Bila
  • Elisabeth RitterEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


The trend of using GCL for liners from MSW landfill in developing countries is growing. Leachate in general presents high ammonium and chlorides concentrations and there are noticeable with high migration possibility. Recent studies indicate a presence of several emerging organic compounds, among them bisphenol A (BPA) which is considered an endocrine disrupting chemical (EDCs). This article presents batch tests for bentonite and geotextile, carried out separately using ammonium and BPA mono solutions with maximum concentrations in the range of 1600–1800 mg.L−1 and 1000 pg.L−1, respectively. The maximum value of ammonium adsorbed by bentonite was 10,61 mg.L−1, and no sorption for geotextile. The BPA sorption tended to 3,72 mg.L−1 for bentonite whereas for the geotextile BPA adsorbed was in order of 6,52 pg.L−1.


Sorption Batch tests BPA Ammonium GCL 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stella Melgao de Oliveira Pinto
    • 1
  • Daniele Maia Bila
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Ritter
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.University of Rio de Janeiro StateRio de JaneiroBrazil

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