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Solid Waste Landfill Engineering and Design

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Solid Waste Landfill Engineering and Design


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  • discusses decomposition principles.
  • documents experiences from the field — computation of technical reference sources.
  • outlines modeling principles for gas migration and landfill leachate characterization.
  • considers leachate treatment problems.
  • discusses the influence of 3Rs landfilling.
  • considers gas recovery as a resource.
  • describes the pros and cons of alternative site selection methodologies.
  • features more than 140 illustrations and photos.


  • Copyright 1995
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 544
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-079187-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-079187-0

Solid waste disposal — especially after the Love Canal incident — has become the focus of public awareness and concern for pollution. This book provides a synthesis of existing knowledge on solid waste landfilling — with a focus on solving problems with landfill gas, managing leachate, and implementing environmentally secure operating procedures. It explores the fundamentals of solid waste decomposition, and considers how these influence landfill design, operational features, and improvements in overall site performance. KEY TOPICS: Covers social, economic and technical factors associated with solid waste landfilling. Considers all environmental applications — especially water quality and the treatment of landfill generated gas. Presents methodologies for predicting landfill gas and leachate production. MARKET: For engineers, hydrogeologists, and planners involved in the design and operations of landfills.

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Table of Contents

 1. Introduction.

 2. Opportunities for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling.

 3. Site Selection Methodologies.

 4. Principles of Decomposition in Landfills.

 5. Mass Balance Computational Procedures in Landfill Assessment.

 6. Hydrogeologic Principles.

 7. Water Balance Modeling for a Landfill.

 8. Landfill Cover Design.

 9. Barrier Layers.

10. Design of Leachate Collection Systems.

11. Treatment of Leachate.

12. Design of Natural Attenuation Sites.

13. Landfill Gas Migration.

14. Landfill Gas Collection and Recovery.

15. Construction and Operation.

16. Monitoring Program Concerns.


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