Landfill Containment Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maynard Landfill Solar Installation Case Study

    Since 2012, Martifer has retained the services of Patriot Solar Group on more than 5 MW of ground mount projects throughout the state of Massachusetts. For their high quality product, ease of collaboration, and their professional capabilities, Martifer Solar USA highly recommends Patriot Solar Group as a leading racking partner. Project Overview Patriot Solar Group (PSG) ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • In-situ moisture content measurement of landfill cover using Time Domain Reflectometry

    The amount of methane that vent from landfills is dependent on the physical, chemical and biological components of the soil cover; moisture content and temperature of the soil being the major controlling factors. Previous studies have attempted to correlate moisture content and temperature with methane emission by collecting soil samples from landfill soil covers and analysing it in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Predicting the site water balance of a phytocapped landfill using HYDRUS 1D

    An alternative landfill capping technique called 'Phytocapping' was trialled in Rockhampton, Australia. In this technique, trees were used as 'bio-pumps' and 'rainfall interceptors' and soil cover as the 'storage' of water. The performance of this system was measured based on its ability to minimise water percolation into waste. The percolation rate was modelled using HYDRUS 1D for two main ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • A mathematical model to estimate errors associated with closed flux chambers

    Errors associated with the closed flux chamber technique, used to measure surface emissions from landfills, were investigated by using a combination of numerical modeling and laboratory studies. A transient-state, advective–dispersive–reactive model was developed and used in conjunction with its steady-state version to quantify the errors associated with closed flux chambers. In developing the ...


    By Springer

  • The use of kaolinite/zeolite mixtures for landfill liners

    The use of kaolinite/zeolite mixtures as alternative landfill materials has been studied. The ratios of kaolinite/zeolite used were K/Z = 0.1, K/Z = 0.2 and K/Z = 0.3. To determine the geotechnical and physicochemical properties of the mixtures, their optimum moisture content, which provides the best compression out in the field, was determined by a compaction test. Also, tests for unconfined ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • In-Plane Flow of Four Geosynthetics for Landfill Drainage

    The in-plane flow behavior of four geosynthetics, including three geonets and one geocomposite, for landfill drainage applications was investigated. Laboratory testing was performed to evaluate the effect of boundary material (cover material), hydraulic gradient, applied normal compressive stress, and time on the flow rate. The boundary materials investigated were a geomembrane, geotextile, sand, ...


    By ASTM International

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