landfill capping Articles

  • Landfill Cap Enhancements

    Introduction: The precipitation to the landfill cover is balanced by the combination of following effects: run-off, cumulating in soil, evapotranspiration, and percolation. For a given amount of precipitation, in order to reduce or eliminate percolation, the effects of run-off and/or evapotranspiration need to be enhanced. Water Harvesting Water harvesting uses ...

  • Solar energy landfill caps

    Things weren’t going well at the Erewhon Landfill. It was time to close the facility, and there was no soil left onsite for construction of the cap. Erewhon was a County facility, and the money available for 30 years of post-closure gas monitoring, groundwater sampling and reporting, erosion repairs and maintenance of a grass cover was sorely needed elsewhere. The landfill manager recalled ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Landfill Capping Systems: An Introduction to Options

    Geomembranes, predominately linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), have been used for landfill caps for decades. Waste Management World has noted how,” Generally they have performed extremely well but, not unexpectedly, there have been a few exceptions that have guided us in developing even better systems.” Currently, there are four commonly used options for landfill caps, each with ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • KTK landfill capping - geosynthetic lining

    Landfill capping works are currently ongoing at KTK Landfill, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare to complete the final capping works at the facility. The capping area of the project is approximately 93,000m2 with Lining Technology providing lining crews and an excavator for the supply and installation of both smooth and double textured LLDPE liner. Works also involved sealing around existing gas wells and ...

  • Rampere landfill capping - geosynthetic lining -case study

    Landfill capping works are currently ongoing at Rampere Landfill site, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow for Wicklow County Council. The capping area of the project is approximately 7,500m2 with Lining Technology providing lining crews for the supply and installation of a double textured LLDPE liner and both gas and drainage collection geocomposites. The first phase of the capping works have been ...

  • Drainagec composites for landfill capping with Terram 1B1

    Project: landfill site at Blankenberg, County Parchim, approximately 52,000m2 - TLRRAM I BI drainage composite. The Problem The Blankenberg landfill site has been used For decades for the disposal of residential and similar waste. As the active filling phase is over, the site is now going to be temporarily sealed. Because of the topography of the region, the area to ...

  • Derryclure landfill phase 2 capping - case study

    Lining Technology have successfully been awarded the contract for the Derryclure Landfill Phase 2 Capping project by Offaly County Council. The contract is for the supply and installation of a 4 layered geosynthetic capping system over the phase 2 capping area (38,000m2). Other works to be completed as part of the contract include the installation of gas extraction and drainage pipework and ...

  • Kyletalesha landfill cell 15A capping - geosynthetic lining – case study

    Landfill capping works have been completed at on Cell 15A at Kyletalesha Landfill, Portlaoise, Co. Laois for Laois County Council. Capping works consisted of a combination a permanent and temporary capping system over an area of approximately 8,700m2 with Lining Technology providing lining crews for the supply and installation of a three layered capping system which included a 1.0mm double ...

  • Capping of black devon landfill, Alloa, Scotland case study

    The area of contention was Black Devon, a pre legislative landfill of the old „dig and dump“ variety on the banks of the river Forth, outside of Alloa, Scotland. Alloa is situated at the foot of the stunning Ochill Hills in the county of Clackmannanshire and is close to the port of Grangemouth. The landfill had been accepting wastes over many years from neighbouring industries ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • The Basics of Slope Stability Analysis for Geosynthetics

    Slope stability analysis is vital to preventing slope failures in a variety of engineering applications including landfill design, roads, dams and embankments, to name a few. Proper analysis anticipates both natural and manmade slopes and failure of foundations and retaining walls. This blog covers the necessity of slope stability analysis, how to conduct the analysis and the role of ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Kinsale road landfill phase 10A & 10B capping – geosynthetic lining - case study

    Landfill lining works have been completed at Kinsale Road Landfill, Kinsale Road, Co. Cork. Capping works consisted of the supply and installation of a three layered engineered capping system over an area of approximately 88,000m2.Lining Technology provided lining crews and an excavator for the supply and installation of the capping system and worked closely with the main contractor to complete ...

  • Landfill leachate treatment

    Landfills are categorized by regulations in three types: industrial, municipal, and hazardous. Individual landfills may be further differentiated by the types of waste which they accept. All landfills are required to be capped, usually occurring at the end of each day. The cap is typically 6-8” of soil. The cap reduces odor and loss due to wind. At the closing of the landfill, a permanent ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Closure Options for Impoundments and Landfills

    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, while certainly newsworthy, obscure the fact that ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Landfills: considering the alternative

    The economic side of landfill management isn’t easy. Essentially there is a “product” being sold— airspace. Revenue is generated through tipping fees charged per ton. The more garbage taken in, the more income earned. From that perspective, selling space is good. However, as more garbage is taken in, less space remains and the landfill’s lifespan decreases. ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Landfill Liners Vary by Application

    It was in 1991 that the Environmental Protection Agency promulgated its Criteria for Municipal Waste Landfills that set location restrictions, design and operating standards, groundwater monitoring requirements, corrective actions, closure requirements, and more for landfills. It was these rules that mandated that landfills be lined on the sides and bottom before waste is deposited and capped on ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Evaluation of the hazardous waste landfill cap system design and clay layer thickness criteria of the Turkish Regulation on the Control of Hazardous Waste (RCHW) using the Hydrological Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) model

    The hazardous waste landfill design criteria of the Turkish Regulation on the Control of Hazardous Waste (RCHW) was evaluated in this study. In the first part of the study, Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) model was used to determine the significance of different components of the hazardous waste landfill cap system as required by the Turkish RCHW. In the second part of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring And Analysis of Landfill Gases

    CoGDEM is the trade association representing manufacturers and service providers who are active in the field of gas detection instrumentation and environmental monitoring apparatus. Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd was one of the founding members of CoGDEM, and in this article their Product Manager of Fixed Systems, Andy Avenell, gives an update on Landfill Gas. Landfill is by far the most ...

  • Phytocapping: an alternative technique for landfill remediation

    An alternative technique of landfill remediation known as 'Phytocapping' was trialled at Rockhampton, Australia. Twenty one tree species were established on two types of phytocaps (thick cap; 1400 mm soil and thin cap; 700 mm). The trial was monitored for plant growth, transpiration loss, canopy rainfall interception and methane oxidation. The results show that the tree species can intercept ca. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Landfill gas explosive for global warming

    In response to EPA’s 1991 landfill rules that pushed the industry to larger facilities, landfill operator’s today pile and compact trash on the ground into giant mounds in the shape of a four sided pyramid. As originally contemplated, these mounds of trash were encased in liners to keep the wastes dry so contaminants would not be mobilized to leak into groundwater, along with ...


  • Halving construction waste to landfill by 2012

    Government and industry have proposed halving the amount of construction,demolition and excavation waste sent tolandfill by 2012 (“1/2W2L”), as a result of waste reduction, reuse and recycling. How might this be achieved and what will the impact be? Policy targetsIn England, the Government’s Waste Strategy and draft Sustainable Construction Strategy both propose the target of 1/2W2L. ...

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