Accession Number : AD0773714
Title : Sanitary Landfill.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL
Personal Author(s) : Nelson,D. L.
Report Date : JAN 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : A literature review provided information on the operation and design of sanitary landfills. Operational parameters reviewed included basic methods of operation, compaction procedures and expected in-place refuse densities, cover requirements, and site improvements. The engineering design considerations summarized were refuse decomposition (including production and control of leachate and gas); the use of information on hydrology, geology, climatology, and waste characteristics to evaluate and classify sanitary landfill sites; possible uses for a completed landfill site; and equipment and cost data. A novel mathematical analysis was performed to define optimum cell shape and size and minimum cover conditions in terms of the various, physical parameters of the landfill. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : *Earth fills, *Solid waste disposal, Sanitary engineering, Site selection, Refuse disposal, Hydrology, Geology, Climate, Reviews, Costs, Compacting, Numerical analysis, Ground water, Water pollution, Decomposition
Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE