Accession Number : ADB017149

Title :   Solid Waste Disposal by Landspreading Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 75-Jun 76,

Corporate Author : CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Durlak, E. R.

Report Date : FEB 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : Landspreading is the disposal of solid waste by mixing compostable materials into the topsoil so that the decomposition process remains aerobic. Some of the advantages for landspreading include minimum settling of the land, no formation of undesirable odors or leachates, a potential for the support of vegetation, continued usefulness of the land, restoration in a minimum amount of time, and improvement in soil texture and water retention. Construction industry rototillers were selected as the most likely candidates for successfully homogenizing solid waste into the topsoil to depths up to 20 inches. Three types of these machines in two types of soil were studied, as well as the agricultural, chemical, and biological aspects of the process.

Descriptors :   *WASTE DISPOSAL, *SOLID WASTES, LAND USE, RECLAMATION, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, AGRICULTURE, AEROBIC PROCESSES, DECOMPOSITION, SLUDGE, MIXING, SOILS.

Subject Categories : Agricultural Engineering
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE