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Influences of operational practices on municipal solid waste landfill storage capacity

Li, Yu-Chao, Liu, Hai-Long, Cleall, Peter John ORCID:, Ke, Han and Bian, Xue-Cheng 2013. Influences of operational practices on municipal solid waste landfill storage capacity. Waste Management & Research 31 (3) , pp. 273-282. 10.1177/0734242X12472705

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The quantitative effects of three operational factors, that is initial compaction, decomposition condition and leachate level, on municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill settlement and storage capacity are investigated in this article via consideration of a hypothetical case. The implemented model for calculating landfill compression displacement is able to consider decreases in compressibility induced by biological decomposition and load dependence of decomposition compression for the MSW. According to the investigation, a significant increase in storage capacity can be achieved by intensive initial compaction, adjustment of decomposition condition and lowering of leachate levels. The quantitative investigation presented aims to encourage landfill operators to improve management to enhance storage capacity. Furthermore, improving initial compaction and creating a preferential decomposition condition can also significantly reduce operational and post-closure settlements, respectively, which helps protect leachate and gas management infrastructure and monitoring equipment in modern landfills.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Additional Information: Compression; decomposition; municipal solid waste landfill; settlement; storage capacity
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0734-242x
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 10:29

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