||Evaluation of processed municipal wastes in landfill cells /
Kemper, James M. ;
Kleinhenz, N. J. ;
Swartzbaugh, J. T.
||Systech Corp., Xenia, OH.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Fills (Earthwork)--United States ;
Factory and trade waste--United States
Solid waste disposal ;
Earth fills ;
Test facilities ;
Carbon dioxide ;
||Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown.
||97 pages ; 28 cm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) engaged Systems Technology Corporation (SYSTECH) to compare the leachates and gases produced by municipal solid wastes (MSW) that were processed in various ways prior to landfilling. Beginning in January 1975, five tests cells (buried landfill simulators) were monitored until August 1980. These five test cells contained municipal refuse in the following conditions: (1) shredded and baled, (2) baled, (3) baled and saturated with water, (4) shredded, and (5) nonprocessed. Leachate and gas samples were collected to determine moisture balances, leachate pollutant concentrations, and gas compositions in order to evaluate the processing methods. The baled wastes were found to produce large quantities of dilute leachate, while the shredded waste produced smaller quantities of more concentrated leachate, compared to nonprocessed waste.
"EPA-600/2-84-172"--Technical report documentation page. Includes bibliographical references. "November 1984." Microfiche.