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Sustainable Practices for Landfill Design and Operation

  • Offers comprehensive analysis of the emerging field of bioreactor landfills

  • Examines current waste management strategies and their implications

  • Provides operation concepts for treatment systems


Part of the Waste Management Principles and Practice book series (WMPP)

Table of contents

  1. Back Matter
    Pages 461-472

About this book


The management of municipal solid waste in many countries throughout the world has changed significantly over the past fifty years, with a shift from uncontrolled dumping or burning to complex systems that integrate multiple processes to recover materials or energy and provide containment to reduce environmental impacts. This volume, the first in the series Waste Management Principles, gives readers a comprehensive overview of advances in sustainable landfill design and operation.

The authors developed this volume to serve as a tool for designers, regulators, and other parties interested in sustainable landfill practices and to be used in conjunction with fundamental design methodologies, location-specific regulations, new and emerging research results, and good engineering judgment. Dozens of graphs, figures, and tables provided throughout the text provide the designer with an excellent foundation to begin their analysis and apply the principles from this book to their site or facility.  In like fashion, operational experiences are provided throughout, tying in the important underlying fundamental concepts (e.g., accelerated gas production after liquids addition) to critical operational considerations (e.g., how to effectively collect the additional gas that is produced).

The body of work presented here results from the development of bioreactor landfill design guidelines for the US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Risk Manageme

nt Laboratory, along with the combined knowledge and experience of the authors pertaining to sustainable practices for design and operation of sanitary landfills.



Energy Landfill Materials Management Solid Waste Sustainability

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and EnvironmentUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Innovative Waste Consulting Services, LLCGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Innovative Waste Consulting Services, LLCGainesvilleUSA
  4. 4.Peking University Shenzhen Graduate SchoolShenzhenChina
  5. 5.U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyCincinnatiUSA
  6. 6.Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction EngineeringUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sustainable Practices for Landfill Design and Operation
  • Authors Timothy G. Townsend
    Jon Powell
    Pradeep Jain
    Qiyong Xu
    Thabet Tolaymat
    Debra Reinhart
  • Series Title Waste Management Principles and Practice
  • Series Abbreviated Title Waste Management Principles and Practice
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-2661-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4413-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-2662-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 472
  • Number of Illustrations 154 b/w illustrations, 118 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Waste Management/Waste Technology
    Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology
    Environmental Management