2017 : Reversible anaerob-evapotranspiration process for removal of high strength ammonium in leachate from tropical landfill

Prof. Dr. Ir. Sarwoko Mangkoedihardjo MScES


This paper figured out the better system between anaerobic-evapotranspiration system (AES) and evapotranspiration-anaerobic system (EAS) for ammonium removal in leachate from landfill. Hence, three different species plants namely Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn (R-1), Alocasia macrorrhiza Schott (R-2), and Fimbristylis globulosa (Retz) Kunth (R-3) were compared. Jatibarang landfill were located on Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. The experiments were conducted to measure ammonium removal efficiency. The results show by the time of reactor operation, the ammonium removal efficiency increases gradually for all systems. EAS system give better performance compare EAS. The influence of different type of plants is not significance. The ammonium removal efficiency (%) in R-1, R-2, and R-3 are 87.91, 85.24, and 89.69 for AES system, and 87.30, 86.15, and 87.44 for EAS system, respectively.