Effect of waste compaction density on stabilization of aerobic bioreactor landfills
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Landfill stabilization contributes to the safe operation and maintenance of landfills. This study used a simulated aerobic bioreactor landfill to investigate the impact of different compaction densities on its stabilization to provide a basis for optimal parameter selection during landfill design. Samples of municipal solid waste were tested with compaction densities of 450, 500, 550, 600, and 650 kg/m3 during the experiment. The optimum compaction density was obtained by periodically monitoring the temperature of the waste pile, the water quality of leachate, and the composition of the waste. The impacts of waste compaction density on waste pile temperature and leachate were investigated and coupled with the analysis of waste composition to discuss the possible reaction mechanism. Results showed that the most complete waste degradation occurred at 550 kg/m3 compaction density, which was effective at accelerating stabilization of the simulated aerobic bioreactor landfill. Limitations of the experiment are given to lay foundations for further study.
KeywordsCompaction density Aerobic bioreactor landfill Landfill aeration
This study is sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.51978576), National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.41571520), Sichuan Provincial Key Technology Support (No. 2019YFN0027), Sichuan Young Talent Scientific Funding (No. 2019JDJQ0020), Sichuan Province Circular Economy Research Center Fund (No. XHJJ-1802), and Chengdu Key Technology Support (No. 2016-HM01-00502-SF).