Landfill Sites Articles

  • UNTHA staff spotlight – Christian Lanner

    Christian Lanner talks all things technical before considering the best way to recharge his brain… Name: Christian Lanner Job title: Technical Director 1. What does your role entail? I am lucky to have a very varied job, which includes everything from product ...

  • Beijing Guohuan Tsinghua Environment Engineering Design and Research Institute - Case Study

    An aerobic digestion project was commissioned on a closed landfill site in Hubei Province.  Aerobic digestion in this particular application is from a biological waste water treatment process; once sediments are removed from waste water, oxygen is used to break down the organic matter.  The site had been covered with an overlay of clean soil to enable the land to be used again ...

  • Why Incinerate?

    Products that we all use every day have a finite lifespan. Even with initiatives to re-use and recycle lots of waste still ends up in landfill sites where the chemicals in these products will decompose and can do extensive environmental harm as they break down. Plastics are not all biodegradable and there are still millions of plastic bags being manufactured, used and ending up in landfill so the ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Landfill sites – home to buried treasure!

    Recent studies have found that landfill sites are most certainly filled with huge volumes of valuable metals. According to a study carried out by Cranfield University, scientists analysed samples from up to 30 metres deep from four different landfill sites. Large objects where removed and the samples were analysed for the content of rare earth metals and other valuable metals. Results indicated ...


    By EcoHog Ltd

  • Leachate treatment solution for council – Landfill Site, Camarthenshire

    Plant Equipment: Ocean Professional Nitrification Plant Design Data: Effluent target (NH4-N): <4 Daily flow (m3/day): 120 Ammonia load (kg/day): 6 BOD load (kg/day): n/a Situation and Problem This site comprises of six landfill cells and phase ...


    By EnSo International Ltd

  • Cottonmount landfill site, Northern Ireland - Case Study

    The Cottonmount landfill site located north of Belfast, Northern Ireland, is one of a large number of Biffa landfill sites in the UK and Northern Ireland. Here Clarke Energy has installed 3 GE Jenbacher containerised gas engine generation units. Biffa are one of the UK’s leading waste management businesses, providing collection, treatment, recycling and recovery services. Clarke Energy ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • 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 ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Landfill site improvement condition for PPC permit

    The installation is a landfill site licensed for the disposal of inert waste. It lies in a potentially sensitive location on the flood plain of the River Great Ouse, near Milton Keynes and it is therefore important to the client to ensure good environmental monitoring is undertaken. The site is divided into two sections, (the north western area and the south eastern area) by the River Great Ouse, ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • 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. ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Raffen landfill site, Cork, Ireland

    AFS were awarded a contract to design a gas and leachate collection system, and carry out a 10-week gas pumping trial to evaluate the levels of gas being generated from Raffen Landfill Site. From the pumping trial data, a 200m3/hr HT flare was designed, built and installed. A hydrovane compressor/receiver/dryer package was installed to operate ten pneumatic leachate extraction pumps. Within ...

  • Landfill site characterisation at Kham Bon village, Muang district, Khon Kaen province, NE Thailand

    The aim of the study is to characterise the Kham Bon landfill site. Hydrogeological and geochemical surveys were conducted and four boreholes were drilled. The hydraulic properties of the aquifer were tested, and soil, surface water and groundwater samples were collected at various times in the year. The physical and chemical properties of the samples, especially heavy metals, were analysed. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • TCE at Department of Defense Landfill Site

    PROJECT BACKGROUND Subsurface investigations at this 40-acre Northern California Department of Defense (DOD) landfill site revealed elevated levels of TCE in site soils and groundwater. This discovery was made through routine site monitoring, as regulated by the state of California solid waste landfill regulations. Regulators required site cleanup to reduce chlorinated hydrocarbon concentrations ...


    By Regenesis

  • Landfill siting using GIS, fuzzy logic and the Delphi method

    The focus of this paper is on the development of an evaluation methodology for landfill siting. The first part of the paper presents the methodology developed, utilising GIS technology for the analysis and visualisation of the geographic data, and fuzzy logic for the evaluation of the final results. The Delphi method is also utilised to determine the membership functions used in the fuzzy logic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring leachate composition at a municipal landfill site in New Delhi, India

    Most of the landfills in developing countries do not have any liner at the base, or a drainage layer or a proper top cover, which results in the potential problem of groundwater/surface water contamination due to the leachate. Hence, to decide whether the leachate is to be collected and treated, or may be allowed to discharge into the adjoining soil or public sewer or surface waterbody, it is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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