landfill site environmental impact Articles

  • Completion reporting for a closed landfill site

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: UK Services: Landfill completion reporting for a closed site, including desk study and risk assessment Issues: Landfill completion criteria, potential risk to groundwater, environment or human health. Summary: ESI undertook a desk study and risk ...

  • Landfill site selection by using geographic information systems

    Abstract  One of the serious and growing potential problems in most large urban areas is the shortage of land for waste disposal. Although there are some efforts to reduce and recover the waste, disposal in landfills is still the most common method for waste destination. An inappropriate landfill site may have negative environmental, economic and ecological impacts. Therefore, it should be ...


  • The impact of landfills on the air quality of towns: a simple heuristic model for the city of Palermo

    In this study, the landfill of Palermo, is investigated as a potential source of the unusual methane concentrations found in the urban context. The source for these pollution episodes is identified by means of a simple heuristic method. A cross-correlation analysis between wind data and methane concentration levels is also used to confirm the hypotheses formulated. Doppler Sound Detection And ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EU Directive on the Landfill of Waste

    The Commission has adopted a new Proposal on the Landfill of Waste. The objective of this Proposal is to reduce the impact of waste disposal on the environment. Disposal of waste is the option of last resort in the hierarchy of waste management principles as stated by the Commission in its Waste Strategy Review of July 1996. In the Review the Commission gives clear preference to minimization and ...


  • 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.

  • Landfills Expand Energy Output

    HIGH fossil fuel prices and growing concern about global climate change are creating favorable conditions for landfill gas energy (LFGE) projects. Notably, endorsement of LFGE by Federal agencies and many states as a form of “green” power has enabled LFGE developers to earn premiums for electricity marketed through green power programs, and to benefit from expanded federal tax credits for ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Site selection of sanitary landfills on the small island of Mauritius using the analytical hierarchy process multi-criteria method

    This paper focuses on the application of a multi-criteria analysis methodology — the analytical hierarchy process — for the locating of a sanitary landfill on the small island of Mauritius. Four candidate sites were assessed using three main criteria (environmental, technical and socio-economic) and twenty-one sub-criteria. Scores were assigned to each criterion and sub-criterion by stakeholders ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Landfill remediation with refrigerants and chlorinated solvents

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION Between 1979 and 1980, industrial and hazardous wastes were disposed of at the Site in a series of unlined pits, each of which was used for a particular type of waste disposal. It is reported based on evaluations of manifests that approximately 3.4 million gallons of hazardous liquid wastes and between 3,700 and 4,100 tons of solid wastes were disposed of in the pits ...

  • Arizona Landfill Case Study (C3 Technology)

    Between 1979 and 1980, industrial and hazardous wastes were disposed of at the Site in a series of unlined pits, each of which was used for a particular type of waste disposal. It is reported based on evaluations of manifests that approximately 3.4 million gallons of hazardous liquid wastes and between 3,700 and 4,100 tons of solid wastes were disposed of in the pits at the Site. Of particular ...


    By GEO Inc

  • Trade sustainability impact assessment on the environmental goods agreement - Case Study

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On 24 January 2014 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the EU, together with 13 other WTO members pledged to launch negotiations to liberalise global trade in environmental goods (EGs). The negotiations are employing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) list of environmental goods as a starting point with the intent of expanding it to liberalise a "broad ...


    By OZONATOR Industries Limited

  • Low Pressure Separation Membrane: Purification Of Landfill Gas

    Summary: The paper is presenting preliminary results of the on-site trial of the gas purification pilot plant based on membrane separation technology, operating at relatively low pressure- This trial is an initial phase of a bigger project aiming at production of clean and high calorific value gas that could be used as a substitute of fossil fuel. e.g. for powering vehicles. The objectives of the ...


    By Biogas Technology Limited

  • The quality of National Implementation of the Waste Landfill Directive

    Untitled Document Executive Summary The information contained in this report aims to achieve a ‘snapshot’ of where we are with the implementation ...

  • BioStryke TPHEnhanced pilot study former Ne England landfill – dichlorobenzene contamination on-site evaluation – additive and deployment methodologies case study

    Project Highlights Order of Magnitude Reduction Benzene Concentrations to below Site MCL’s at Injection Well Locations >92% Decrease Chlorobenzene without emissions generating, energy-consuming equipment Order of Magnitude Reduction 1,2-Dichlorobenzene Concentrations in 7-months Elevate Additive Availability Reduced to Baseline by Evaluation ...

  • 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. ...


  • Four-year review of a hydrogeological risk assessment for an active landfill

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Cambridgeshire, UK Services: Hydrogeological Risk Assessment, compilation and assessment of monitoring data Issues: Potential risk to groundwater, trigger level compliance Summary: ESI undertook the 4-yearly Hydrogeological Risk Assessment review for the ...

  • New technology for sludge management reduces waste to landfill by 80%

    The first batch of results from a new sludge management and waste reduction system at Severn Trent's Coleshill Sewage Treatment Works in Birmingham, England show a consistent 80% reduction in waste to landfill volumes. The DMax system has specifically been developed by CDE Ireland Ltd to process a variety of wastes as detailed below. This list is not exhaustive and represents the material for ...


    By CDEnviro

  • Wind-driven SVE system extracts VOCs from landfill

    An innovative soil vapor extraction (SVE) system has operated at the former Ferdula Landfill site in Frankfort, NY, for the past 10 years. The system relies on wind-driven vacuum processes rather than electrically powered air blowers to extract volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the landfill. After a two-year trial beginning in 1998, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ...

  • Turning a Liability into an Asset: A Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project Development Handbook

    Each person in the United States generates about 4.5 pounds of solid waste per day almost one ton per year. Most of this waste is deposited in municipal solid waste landfills. As this landfilled waste decomposes (a process that may take 30 years or more), it produces landfill gas. Landfill gas contributes to the formation of smog and poses an explosion hazard if uncontrolled. Furthermore, because ...


  • Blending of would-be landfill turns out greener cement-based products

    The vision of a greener future for the construction industry motivates Andrew Dennis, an architect here who founded a company dedicated to producing environmentally friendly cement-based products. Instead of the heavy aggregates found in standard concrete, the materials made by GigaCrete Inc. include non silica based sands and byproducts of coal combustion, fly-ash and bottom-ash and recycled ...

  • Brownfield remediation - Urban revitalization requires local groups to learn to identify brownfield sites and understand the liability issues and environmental concerns.

    Brownfields are defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as 'abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.' Vacant industrial sites, gas stations, commercial buildings, and offices all fall under the heading of brownfields. Brownfields can be found in almost ...


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