Mathematical Modeling of Air Toxic Emission from Landfill Sites

  • Christian Seigneur
  • Anthony Wegrecki
  • Shyam Nair
  • Douglas Longwel

Abstract

Hazardous waste sites emit toxic contaminants. These contaminants may be volatile organic compounds that diffuse through the soil and escape into the atmosphere, or they may be heavy metals, asbestos, or organic compounds present in the soil that are carried into the air by wind erosion. Quantification of the emission rates of these contaminants is absolutely essential to ensure clean air quality and worker safety at the site, to estimate risks associated with the emissions, and to comply with air quality regulations.

Keywords

Permeability Porosity Methane Dust Convection 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Seigneur
  • Anthony Wegrecki
    • 1
  • Shyam Nair
    • 2
  • Douglas Longwel
    • 3
  1. 1.ENSR Consulting & EngineeringOaklandUSA
  2. 2.Bechtel Environmental, Inc.San FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Bechtel Environmental, Inc.Oak RidgeUSA

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