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1st Edition

Landfill Bioreactor Design & Operation

ISBN 9781566702591
Published September 23, 1997 by CRC Press
208 Pages

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Book Description

Using biotechnology to help control landfill processes can mitigate costs, shorten the time needed to process solid waste, and ease the typical ecological damage to the land being used. This first-of-its-kind book provides regulators, designers, landfill owners, and operators with information that supports the utility of landfill bioreactors and provides design and operating criteria essential for the successful application of this technology. It pulls together laboratory, pilot, and full-scale experiences into one concise guide to designing and running municipal landfills as bioreactors.
Landfill Bioreactor Design and Operation covers the history and background of landfill technology, research studies of actual bioreactor landfills, expected leachate and gas yields, specific design criteria, operation guidelines, and reuse of landfill sites to avoid having to establish new sites. For anyone looking for an alternative to large, wasteful landfill sites, this book provides a practical alternative to the problem.

Table of Contents

Scope and Objectives
The Evolution of Landfills for Waste Management
Landfills as Bioreactors
Regulatory Status
Organization of the Book
Modern Landfill Fundamentals
Overview of Modern Sanitary Landfills
Landfill Containment Systems
Collection and Control of Leachate
Leachate Collection and Storage
Leachate and Gas Management at MSW Landfills
Landfill Operation Strategies
Landfill Bioreactor Studies
Laboratory Scale Studies
Pilot-Scale Bioreactor Studies
Full-Scale Landfill Bioreactor Studies
Full-Scale Experiences with Bioreactor Landfills - Case Studies
Southwest Landfill, Alachua County, Florida
Central Facility Landfill, Worcester County, Maryland
Winfield Landfill, Columbia County, Florida
Pecan Row Landfill, Lowndes County, Georgia
Lower Mount Washington Valley Secure Landfill, Conway, New Hamshire
Coastal Regional Solid Waste Management Authority Landfill, Craven County, North Carolina
Lemons Landfill, Stoddard County, Missouri
Mill Seat Landfill, Monroe County, New York
Yolo County Landfill, California
Additional Full-Scale Efforts
The Hydrodynamics of Leachate Recirculating Landfills
Leachate Generation
Moisture Movement
Unsaturated Leachate Flow
Mathematical Modeling of Leachate Recirculation
Leachate Recirculation Field Testing
The Impact of Leachate Recirculation of Leachate and Gas Characteristics
Leachate Characteristics of Recirculating Landfills
Leachate Treatment Implications
Leachate Quantities
Gas Production
Landfill Bioreactor Design
Liner/Leachate Collection System
Leachate Storage
Leachate Reintroduction Systems
Leachate Recirculation System Design
Final and Intermediate Caps
Gas Collection
Cell Construction
Construction Costs
Landfill Bioreactor Operation
Waste Characterization
Oxidation Reduction Conditions
Moisture Content
Recirculation Strategies
Effects of Waste Placement Rate
Use of Old Cells
Bioreactor Augmentation
Daily and Intermediate Covers
When is the Waste Stable?
Materials Recovery and Reuse from Bioreactor Landfills
Landfill Treatment and Reclamation Strategies
Mass Balance Design for Landfill Reclamation
Methods of Landfill Reclamation
Previous Experience with Landfill Reclamation
Use of Reclaimed Materials
Future Directions for Bioreactor Landfills

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