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Closure Options for Impoundments and Landfills

by Agru America, Inc.  (Aug. 18, 2015)

In Kentucky, a county board votes to shut down a landfill that had long been the source of odor complaints from nearby residents. In Hawaii, residents push a city council to expedite a delayed landfill closure. Outside Beirut, Lebanon, protesters try to block trucks entering a landfill they say should have been closed a week earlier. These events, ...

How Recycling Plastic Helps To Save The Environment And Natural Resources

by Challenger Handling Limited  (Jul. 8, 2015)

We all have recycling boxes that sit next to our wheelie bins and often there is a public recycling point in a car-park nearby.  Some of us have become recycling experts and recycle almost 100% of their household waste, while the vast majority of us are just beginning to get involved in recycling.  Budget cuts have resulted in household ...

Inox in a landfill

by GRINDEX AB  (Feb. 21, 2011)

For collection and transport of leachate, landfill sites are using various types of pumps. Grindex electrical corrosion resistant pumps provide the volume needed where pneumatic pumps and other submersibles pumps fall short. One of the landfills in Illinois has 18 Grindex corrosion resistant pumps in operation and they now have plans to replace ...

Seropédica landfill

by Hofstetter Umwelttechnik AG  (Nov. 1, 2012)

The Seropédica landfill is located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Since the closure of the 130-hectare big Gramacho landfill, Seropédica now receives over 6,000 tons of waste per day. Seropédica is the most modern solid waste treatment center in Brazil and Hofstetter has been awarded the biogas treatment process, as well ...

Landfill clearance

by RecycleTech, Corp.  (Oct. 1, 2007)

Selling 8,000 pieces of furniture each day means the folks at Raymour & Flanigan Furniture have to contend with packaging for 8,000 pieces of furniture each day. And that's a whole lot of cardboard, plastic and polystyrene. But the Liverpool, N.Y.-based retailer has been aggressively tackling its waste streams in recent years and just added a ...

The Behaviour of PVC in Landfill

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Feb. 1, 2000)

This study carries out an analysis of the behaviour of PVC waste in landfills. An estimation of the quantities of PVC waste landfilled annually is presented. The study provides a survey of existing literature on the behaviour of PVC in landfills, in particular the behaviour of additives present in PVC waste (heavy metals, phthalates). In addition, ...

Landfill slope stability

by SoilVision Systems Ltd.  (Dec. 8, 2010)

Birdsall Engineering, Inc. has recently undertaken a landfill slope stability project using SVDynamic. This project dealt with a difficult and unconventional problem that SVDynamic was able to solve quickly and easily. The below quote further details this modeling project: "In order to optimize airvolume at an existing landfill we had to evaluate ...

Cutting landfill costs - not capabilities

by FINN Corporation  (Jun. 1, 2009)

The garbage business is generally a good indicator of the economy’s strength. And while the bad news is that waste tonnage is down at most landfills, the good news is that there is a bottom. Most of the drop is due to a slumping construction industry, compounded by less consumer buying. But the garbage business—like taxes and ...

Electrochemical treatment of landfill leachate

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 26, 2012)

Electrochemical methods can offer an elegant contribution towards environmental control as electrons provide a means of removing pollutants by redox reactions. In the process of electrochemical oxidation the main aim has been to convert oxidisable species into carbon dioxide. Leachate originating in landfills is complex wastewater that could exert ...

Southwest landfill case study

by BioprocessH2O  (Jan. 21, 2014)

The Problem: A landfill located in Texas was experiencing high concentrations of ammonia in the leachate from their domestic landfill. Compliance standards were becoming more stringent at the same time ammonia and BOD levels in the leachate stream were increasing in concentration. The Solution: After on‐site testing ...

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