Solid Waste Landfill Engineering and Design / Edition 1

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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. 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. For engineers, hydrogeologists, and planners involved in the design and operations of landfills.

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For students and practicing engineers, describes the principles that govern waste decomposition in landfills and current practices in use. Gives attention to both municipal and industrial waste as well as the implications of recycling. Among the topics: site selection, mass balance computational procedures, hydrogeologic principles, design of leachate collection systems, gas migration, and construction and operation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130791870
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 10/31/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 1.33 (d)

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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