landfill containment Articles

  • Assessment of hydraulic containment of a landfill site

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Hydraulically contained landfill site, UK Services: Data review, hydrogeological risk assessment, hydraulic containment. Issues: Potential risk to groundwater and surface water, environment and human health. Leachate level control and trigger level compliance. ...

  • Landfill Leachate Containing VOCs, BNAs, and Phenolic

    Southwest, USA AQUAMEND™ performance has been validated on landfill leachate containing a wide variety of volatile organics, base neutral acid extractable (BNA) compounds, and phenolics. The target compounds included methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), and acetone. These compounds have traditionally been difficult or expensive to remove from wastewater using existing ...


  • How to set up an office recycling program

    The Paperless Project states the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year, and 45% of paper used by office workers is trash by the end of the day. CalRecycle reports that over 785,000 tons of recyclable office paper are disposed ...

  • Biodegradation of methane and halocarbons in simulated landfill biocover systems containing compost materials

    The attenuation potential of methane (CH4) and of selected volatile organic compounds (VOCs) was compared in four types of compost materials using dynamic flow column experiments over a period of 255 d. Garden waste compost mixed with wood chips showed the highest steady-state CH4 oxidation rate (161 g m–2 d–1), followed by a commercial compost product Supermuld (110 g m–2 d–1). In the column ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Major Considerations in Landfill Closure

    Preparing for the closure and long-term care of a municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) can be an inordinate undertaking. Whether public or private, all landfills eventually reach the end of their active lifecycle. Before closure, a landfill must meet a series of criteria as determined by Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Following closure, those same regulations ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Zero landfill is not zero waste

    THE Zero Waste movement is more than just a vision. It is a movement that is actually changing the world. To prove it, I recommend visiting GreenBiz.com and in the search box type “zero waste.” You will be amazed, as I was, at the tsunami of business activities over the last couple of years related to the idea of totally eliminating waste from our manufacturing, distribution and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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 ...

  • Hydrogeological risk assessment for a proposed landfill

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Landfill site, UK Services: Desk study, site investigation and data review, 3D MODFLOW groundwater modelling and hydrogeological risk assessment. Issues: Potential risk to groundwater and surface water, environment and human health.  Landfill containment design ...

  • CSDU Lapouyade landfill - Case Study

    The CSDU landfill site (Centre de Stockage des Déchets Ultimes) of Lapouvade is operated by SOVAL, a subsidiary of the CGEA ONYX group. The municipal solid waste for the landfill site comes from Bordeaux and the surrounding area. The two Type 3 containers from Jenbacher installed in 2004 use the biogas that is produced by methanogenesis of the rubbish on the landfill. The engines have a ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • 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.

  • Landfill Leachate Sources and Treatment Options

    What is leachate? In a lab, it is any liquid that extracts solids as it passes through matter. In a landfill, it is the water that enters the facility in a number of ways, passes through waste material on contact, contains a wide range of constituents, and must be addressed with a proper operations plan. Leachate treatment options and mitigation are one of the greatest costs for landfill ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Low emission combustion of landfill gas

    Type     HOFGAS®- Efficiency 2000 (3x) Commissioning     July 2002 Site     Ämmäsuo Landfill (Espoo, FI)  SituationÄmmässuo landfill is located in Espoo, about 20 km from Helsinki. The landfill is the largest one in Finland and one of Europe’s largest. In order to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Utilisation of landfill gas for the generation of energy

    The gases in landfill sites that develop during degradation processes, largely contribute to the greenhouse effect and additionally harbour considerable safety and health hazards. However, they are also often rich in methane and therefore a potential energy carrier. In many countries much of this potential for the generation of electricity and heat from landfill gas still exists. Furthermore, ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Risk assessment for a landfill PPC application

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Co-disposal landfill site for non-hazardous and hazardous waste,  Worcestershire. Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment, landfill monitoring support, Environmental permit application support , Issues: Potential risk to groundwater,  Environmental Permit ...

  • What are the treatment options for landfill leachate?

    New contributor to Water/Waste Processing aims to answer readers’ most pressing questions It’s said the United States has 1,654 landfills, handling more than 250-million tons of trash each year. One Washington landfill covers a 2,545-acre area, has a 120-million-ton capacity and a 40-year expected trash-receiving life. The facility, the Republic ...

  • Landfill gas to fleet fuel in Ohio

    In mid-September, the Solid Waste Authority of Columbus, Ohio (SWACO) cut the ribbon on Phase I of its Green Energy Center that will convert landfill gas to compressed natural gas (CNG) for use in CNG-powered cars and medium duty trucks. The facility will produce enough CNG annually to replace almost 250,000 gallons of gasoline, plus additional natural gas sufficient to generate electricity for ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Containment for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    Containment treatments are often performed to prevent, or significantly reduce, the migration of contaminants in soils or ground water. Containment is necessary whenever contaminated materials are to be buried or left in place at a site. In general, containment is performed when extensive subsurface contamination at a site precludes excavation and removal of wastes because of potential hazards, ...

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