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Main Title Evaluation of processed municipal wastes in landfill cells /
Author Kemper, James M. ; Kleinhenz, N. J. ; Swartzbaugh, J. T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kleinhenz, Ned J.
Swartzbaugh, Joseph.
CORP Author Systech Corp., Xenia, OH.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/172; EPA-68-03-2598
Stock Number PB85-117109
Subjects Fills (Earthwork)--United States ; Leachate ; Factory and trade waste--United States
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Earth fills ; Municipalities ; Refuse ; Processing ; Monitoring ; Test facilities ; Design ; Gases ; Methane ; Carbon dioxide ; Moisture ; Concentration(Composition) ; Metals ; Temperature ; Comparison ; Evaluation ; Tables(Data) ; Leachates
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-117109 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 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.