Landfill Technology

Landfill Technology

1st Edition - December 13, 1984

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  • Authors: John F Crawford, Paul G Smith
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140667

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Landfill Technology covers the selection, design, operation, and final reinstatement of landfill sites. This book is composed of seven chapters that also discuss the theory and practice of landfill technology. After briefly dealing with the composition of municipal and industrial wastes, this book goes on examining the hydrological aspect and site selection planning of a landfill site, including the economic and environmental impact assessments. These topics are followed by a chapter focusing on the several components of site preparation works, such as plant and machinery, methods of landfill operation, and waste disposal. Another chapter describes the involved microbiological processes, biodegradation, gas migration, and leachate production in landfill. Other chapters are devoted to the control and treatment of leachate pollution. These treatment options include aerobic and anaerobic, biological nitrification, ammonia desorption, and leachate recycling. The concluding chapter considers a wide range of afteruse and engineering problems occurring in landfill rehabilitation.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1 Waste Composition

    1.1 Municipal Waste

    1.2 Industrial Waste

    1.3 Summary

    Chapter 2 Hydrology and Site Selection

    2.1 Preliminary Planning

    2.2 Hydrology

    2.3 Field Capacity and Water Balance

    2.4 Site Survey

    2.5 Site Classification

    2.6 Site Selection

    2.7 Conceptual Design

    2.8 Economic Assessment

    2.9 Environmental Impact Assessment

    Chapter 3 Site Management

    3.1 Site Preparation

    3.2 Plant and Machinery

    3.3 Methods of Landfill Operation

    3.4 Liquid and Hazardous Waste Disposal

    3.5 Operational Problems

    Chapter 4 Biochemistry of Landfill

    4.1 Microbial Processes

    4.2 Biodegradation in Landfills

    4.3 Gas Production

    4.4 Gas Migration and Collection

    4.5 Leachate Production

    Chapter 5 Control of Pollution from Leachates

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Measurement of Pollution

    5.3 Leachate Composition

    5.4 Soil Attenuation

    5.5 Groundwater Pollution and Monitoring

    5.6 Surface Water Pollution

    5.7 Control Strategies

    Chapter 6 Treatment of Leachates

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Aerobic Biological Treatment

    6.3 Biological Nitrification

    6.4 Anaerobic Biological Treatment

    6.5 Land Treatment

    6.6 Physical-Chemical Treatment

    6.7 Ammonia Desorption

    6.8 Recycling of Leachate

    6.9 Treatment with Domestic Sewage

    Chapter 7 Rehabilitation of Landfill Sites

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Engineering Considerations

    7.3 Landscape Design

    7.4 Revegetation

    References and Further Reading


Product details

  • No. of pages: 168
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1984
  • Published: December 13, 1984
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140667

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John F Crawford

Paul G Smith

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