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Table 1

Physico-chemical characteristics of municipal wastewater and stabilized landfill leachate

ParameterMunicipal wastewaterStabilized landfill leachate
pH 7.0 ± 0.3 7.8 ± 0.4 
EC (mS/cm) 0.74 ± 0.2 8.9 ± 1.9 
TDS 450 ± 40 6,700 ± 3,500 
TSS 460 ± 20 4,400 ± 2,500 
BOD 240 ± 100 60 ± 45 
COD 500 ± 140 3,850 ± 230 
Ammonia 60 ± 2.2 638 ± 4 
Nitrate 63 ± 4 
Phosphate 40 ± 4 55 ± 17 
ParameterMunicipal wastewaterStabilized landfill leachate
pH 7.0 ± 0.3 7.8 ± 0.4 
EC (mS/cm) 0.74 ± 0.2 8.9 ± 1.9 
TDS 450 ± 40 6,700 ± 3,500 
TSS 460 ± 20 4,400 ± 2,500 
BOD 240 ± 100 60 ± 45 
COD 500 ± 140 3,850 ± 230 
Ammonia 60 ± 2.2 638 ± 4 
Nitrate 63 ± 4 
Phosphate 40 ± 4 55 ± 17 

All values are in mg/L except pH and EC. n = 10 for municipal wastewater and landfill leachate.

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