What is Leachate and Why the WNC is the Right Choice for Leachate Storage Tanks blog image
Dec 13, 2023
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By: andy feucht

What is Leachate and Why the WNC is the Right Choice for Leachate Storage Tanks

In the realm of waste management, leachate presents a unique challenge. This liquid, often a byproduct of landfills, carries a complex mix of organic and inorganic materials, demanding robust and secure storage solutions. Here, we delve into what leachate is and explore why Weston NanoCoat™ (WNC), a cutting-edge coating technology from Weston & Associates, is an optimal choice for leachate storage tanks.

Understanding Leachate

Leachate is a liquid that forms when water percolates through waste materials, absorbing various soluble and suspended materials. The composition of leachate can vary greatly, often containing organic and inorganic chemicals, heavy metals, and other potentially harmful substances. Managing leachate effectively is crucial to prevent environmental contamination, especially of groundwater and surrounding soil.

The Challenges in Storing Leachate

Storing leachate poses several challenges:

  1. Corrosive Nature: Leachate’s chemical complexity can be highly corrosive, making it tough on storage tanks.
  2. Environmental Risks: Improper storage can lead to leaks and environmental pollution.
  3. Regulatory Compliance: Strict regulations govern leachate storage, necessitating compliant solutions.

Why Weston NanoCoat™ is the Ideal Solution

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advanced nanotechnology

The WNC incorporates carbon nanotubes (CNTs), known for their strength and durability. This nanotechnology significantly boosts the coating’s resistance to wear and corrosion, vital in withstanding the harsh chemical nature of leachate.

enhanced corrosion resistance

One of WNC’s standout features is its exceptional resistance to corrosion. This characteristic is crucial for tanks containing leachate, as the coating must endure prolonged exposure to various chemicals without degradation.

superior mechanical properties

WNC exhibits excellent adhesion, abrasion resistance, and impact resistance. These properties ensure the coating can withstand physical stresses, maintaining integrity and preventing leaks.

extended tank lifespan

Tanks coated with WNC have a substantially longer lifespan. This is due to the enhanced protective qualities of the nanotechnology-infused coating, which effectively counters the corrosive nature of leachate.

environmental and cost benefits

With its durability, WNC reduces the need for frequent maintenance and recoating, leading to lower long-term costs. Additionally, the low VOC content in its primer makes WNC an environmentally friendly option.

versatility and compliance

WNC’s versatility makes it suitable for various applications, particularly where stringent environmental compliance is required. Its efficacy in leachate storage meets the regulatory standards, ensuring safe and compliant operations.


The challenge of safely storing leachate necessitates a solution that can withstand its corrosive nature while adhering to environmental standards. Weston NanoCoat™, with its advanced nanotechnology and superior protective qualities, emerges as the ideal choice for leachate storage tanks. Its resilience, cost-effectiveness, and environmental compliance make it a smart investment for any facility dealing with leachate management. Weston & Associates continues to lead the way in innovative solutions for the bolted tank industry, with the WNC standing as a testament to their commitment to excellence and sustainability.

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Andrew Feucht

Starting at the age of 7 with his father, Ronald Feucht, Andrew has worked in every position in the tank construction industry. With 23+ yars of experience with tank construction, Andrew helped facilitate the success of FSRC Tanks for seven years and is recognized as one of the industry's most experienced young professionals.