Solid Waste Landfilling

Solid Waste Landfilling

Concepts, Processes, Technology

1st Edition - November 29, 2018

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  • Authors: Raffaello Cossu, Rainer Stegmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124078819
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128183366

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Solid Waste Landfilling: Concepts, Processes, Technology provides information on technologies that promote stabilization and minimize environmental impacts in landfills. As the main challenges in waste management are the reduction and proper treatment of waste and the appropriate use of waste streams, the book satisfies the needs of a modern landfill, covering waste pre-treatment, in situ treatment, long-term behavior, closure, aftercare, environmental impact and sustainability. It is written for practitioners who need specific information on landfill construction and operation, but is also ideal for those concerned about the possible return of these sites to landscapes and their subsequent uses for future generations.

Key Features

  • Includes input by international contributors from a vast number of disciplines
  • Provides worldwide approaches and technologies
  • Showcases the interdisciplinary nature of the topic
  • Focuses on sustainability, covering the lifecycle of landfills under the concept of minimizing environmental impact
  • Presents knowledge of the legal framework and economic aspects of landfilling


Environmental scientists and engineers, landfill operators and regulators, waste management companies

Table of Contents

  • 1. General Aspects
    2. Landfill Concepts
    3. Processes
    4. Ex-Situ Treatments
    5. Geotechnical Aspects
    6. Landfill Hydraulic Aspects
    7. Liner Systems
    8. Drainage Systems
    9. Gas Management
    10. Leachate Management
    11. Topcovers
    12. Leachate Recirculation
    13. Planning and Design
    14. Sustainable Landfilling
    15. Operation
    16. Aftercare and Afteruse
    17. Environmental Impacts
    18. Uncontrolled Emissions
    19. Remediation
    20. Special Waste Landfilling
    21. Economic Aspects

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1190
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: November 29, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124078819
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128183366

About the Authors

Raffaello Cossu

Raffaello Cossu is Full Professor in Waste Management and Dean of the Environmental Engineering School at Padova University. He is Chairman of "Sardinia" International Symposia on Waste Management and Landfilling, and “Venice” Symposium on Biomass and waste to energy; Co-chairman of Crete Conference on Hazardous waste. Dr. Cossu is Past President of IWWG (International Waste Working Group) and is currently Editor in Chief of the journal Waste Management published by Elsevier, He has authored more than 200 articles and conference papers and co-edited four international books on landfilling technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Hydraulics, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

Rainer Stegmann

Rainer Stegmann retired in 2008 as Professor Head of the Institute of Waste Management at the Hamburg University of Technology. He has been a visiting professor at several Universities and has coordinated several international and national research projects. He is a member of the environmental advisory board for waste company Shanks, UK. And Chairman of IWWG (International Waste Working Group). Dr. Stegmann has authored more than 300 scientific papers and several international books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Waste Management, Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg, Germany

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  • GregCekander Tue Jun 02 2020

    Solid Waste Landfilling: Concepts, Processes, Technologies

    Good, comprehensive, up to date manual for the solid waste industry professionals.