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