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Waste and Landfill Fundamentals

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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.

Keywords

  • Landfill
  • Liner
  • Leachate
  • Bioreactor
  • Stabilization
  • Sustainable

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Townsend, T.G., Powell, J., Jain, P., Xu, Q., Tolaymat, T., Reinhart, D. (2015). Waste and Landfill Fundamentals. In: Sustainable Practices for Landfill Design and Operation. Waste Management Principles and Practice. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2662-6_2

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