Waste and Landfill Fundamentals

  • Timothy G. Townsend
  • Jon Powell
  • Pradeep Jain
  • Qiyong Xu
  • Thabet Tolaymat
  • Debra Reinhart
Part of the Waste Management Principles and Practice book series (WMPP)


Although this book focuses on sustainable approaches to landfilling of MSW, a presentation of fundamental MSW and landfill concepts is warranted. Elements of typical environmental control infrastructure are described, including bottom liner systems; leachate collection, removal, and treatment systems; gas collection systems; and closure systems. Sanitary landfill operation basics are presented, followed by a summary of waste stabilization processes and key aspects of sustainable landfilling systems, including a description of the bioreactor landfill concept.


Landfill Liner Leachate Bioreactor Stabilization Sustainable 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy G. Townsend
    • 1
  • Jon Powell
    • 2
  • Pradeep Jain
    • 2
  • Qiyong Xu
    • 3
  • Thabet Tolaymat
    • 4
  • Debra Reinhart
    • 5
  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.Peking University Shenzhen Graduate SchoolShenzhenChina
  4. 4.U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyCincinnatiUSA
  5. 5.Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction EngineeringUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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