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Landfill Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408014076, 9781483140667

Landfill Technology

1st Edition

Authors: John F Crawford Paul G Smith
eBook ISBN: 9781483140667
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 13th December 1984
Page Count: 168
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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


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



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13th December 1984
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John F Crawford

Paul G Smith

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