Landfill Design and Operation

Meegoda, Jay N., Hettiarachchi, Hiroshan and Hettiaratchi, Joseph Patrick, "Landfill Design and Operation" in Sustainable Solid Waste Management ed. Wong, Jonathan W. C., Surampalli, Rao Y., Zhang, Tian C., Tyagi, Rajeshwar D. and Selvam, Ammaiyappan (Reston: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2016), 577-604.

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  • Author Meegoda, Jay N.
    Hettiarachchi, Hiroshan
    Hettiaratchi, Joseph Patrick
    Book Editor Wong, Jonathan W. C.
    Surampalli, Rao Y.
    Zhang, Tian C.
    Tyagi, Rajeshwar D.
    Selvam, Ammaiyappan
    Chapter Title Landfill Design and Operation
    Book Title Sustainable Solid Waste Management
    Publication Date 2016
    Place of Publication Reston
    Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
    Start page 577
    End page 604
    Language eng
    Abstract This chapter briefly discusses landfill design, construction, and operation. It presents siting considerations, regulations, and other important steps before the design stage. In recent years, the landfill design philosophy has shifted from the dry-storage concept to the bioreactor approach. In the bioreactor approach, the moisture content of the municipal solid waste (MSW) is increased by recirculating leachate to enhance biodegradation. Landfill design involves designing physical elements of the landfill and operational systems. The major design components of a landfill are sub-base, liner, leachate management system, gas management system, final cap, and stormwater management. Monitoring is an important task during landfill construction/operation and after closure. Leachate, possible leakage through the liner system, groundwater quality, landfill gas migration, and stability are among the most commonly monitored aspects.
    Copyright Holder American Society of Civil Engineers
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9780784414101
    DOI 10.1061/9780784414101.ch18
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