landfill safety Articles

  • Reduced Emissions for Landfill Gas Installations

    The use of landfill gas as a source of renewable energy is increasing. For environmental and safety reasons, the owners of the waste storage sites have to strictly monitor and control the construction, operations, and emissions generated. Sulzer offers solutions to control these emissions within the limits given by the government. Landfill gas is similar to natural gas, but it is created by ...


    By Sulzer

  • 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.

  • Risk analysis of landfills

    A landfill has its own risks, like many other technologies. In the framework of the Polyproject 'Risk and Safety of Technical Systems' (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich) a special methodology has been developed for analysing and assessing the different risks of a landfill. In the first main task of this task-oriented methodology, the whole procedure and the goals of the risk analysis ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measuring of landfill gas production

    Type     HOFGAS®- Smarty S  Commissioning     2002 Site     Nurmijärvi (FI) Situation An accurate estimation of the landfill gas production will support the operator at the Nurmijärvi landfill site in planning the final gas collection and degassing system. A mobile degassing plant was installed to measure the quantity ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • 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.

  • Secure handling of landfill gas

    Type     HOFGAS®- Sparky S Commissioning      2002 Site     Marley (GB) Situation The Marley landfill site in England is systematically degassed in order to meet the stringent local regulations. Marley is a proportionally small landfill site and does not deliver enough gas for energy generation. Consequently, the ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • 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.

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • Ämmässuo landfill, Finland case study

    Opened in 1987, the municipal landfill Ämmässuo in Finland extends over 50 ha, making it one of the largest in all of Scandinavia. Two test fields were set up to find a suitable solution for the surface sealing system and future slope reinforcement The structure of these fields consists of a mineral gas-drain layer, a mineral sealing layer, a geosynthetic clay liner, a protection ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • Ontario Landfill Site - Case Study

    A Texas based company with waste management sites around North America have installed electrical generation plants at various locations that use methane collected from the waste. The daily operation of these sites include the management of the leachate, a liquid waste by-product of decomposition, and the collection of gas for electricity production. This is typically carried out at multiple wells ...


    By Wireless Options Inc.

  • Comfort and safety

    Type HOFGAS® - Ready/C 300  Commissioning 2004Site Moncorneil (FR) Situation Moncorneil is a medium-sized landfill near Toulouse. A heating boiler is to be operated with landfill gas and the acquired heat is used for leachate treatment. In view of the complete landfill design the customer demands a container construction with remote monitoring of the plant.   ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Do People in Properties near Landfills need to be Concerned about Health & Safety Issues Related to Odors?

    Many residential communities and businesses have been built over the years close to landfills as towns and cities have grown. For people working or living near a landfill, one telltale sign of a landfill’s presence is often unpleasant odors. Landfill gases are formed when buried waste decomposes due to microorganisms or volatizes as the waste changes from a liquid or solid to a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Safety Training and Environmental Safety for Workers

    Safety training is a necessary part of an employment environment since it helps workers to remain free from harm and injury while performing their duties in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a governmental agency that mandates, educates and enforces workplace safety practices for specific fields of employment. Employees typically learn how to safely ...


    By OSEA

  • Zero landfill option for baling wire scrap

    Let’s face it, times are tough; and tough times call for a new way of thinking. The buzz of zero landfill is growing, but with the current state of the economy, it’s difficult to afford capital equipment that can help achieve a company’s recycling goals. As a result, Sweed looked for an option that would allow companies to recycle their scrap wire and get the best value for ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Modelling methane and vinyl chloride in soil surrounding landfills

    Sanitary landfilling is used in many countries as a preferred method for disposal of household wastes for reasons of simplicity and economics. Immediately following its deposition within a landfill, most of the organic fraction of waste will begin to undergo degradation through chemical and bacterial action. Landfill gas (LFG) is a product of biodegradation and consists of primarily methane ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental risk assessment of a closed industrial landfill

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Closed landfill, Warwickshire, UK Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment and Closed landfill support Issues: Potential risk to groundwater and surface water, environment and human health. Gaps in available data for closed landfill site. Summary: ESI ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bali’s first modern landfill design case study

    Bangli Regional Landfill in Indonesia’s Bali province is located about 60km outside of Denpasar, the provincial capital and home to more than 500,000 residents. The region hosts Ngurah Rai International Airport—the main entry point into Bali—and numerous tourist destinations along Bali’s popular white sands beaches. When the Indonesian central government approved ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • Zero Waste to Landfill Goal: Portland Aluminium

     Portland Aluminium has achieved a significant reduction in the amount of waste going to landfill. Although driven primarily by business needs including the pursuit of efficiencies, waste reduction has been achieved by evaluating processes, gaining the commitment of its workforce and combining these efforts with both cleaner production and waste minimisation concepts. ...


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