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Main Title Evaluation of processed municipal wastes in landfill cells /
Author Kemper, James M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kleinhenz, Ned J.
Swartzbaugh, Joseph.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600-S2-84-172
OCLC Number 12213090
Subjects Fills (Earthwork)--United States
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-84-172 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/29/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-S2-84-172 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/29/2018
Collation 3 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Caption title. At head of title: Project summary. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "Jan. 1985." "EPA/600-S2-84-172."
Contents Notes
"This project demonstrated the decomposition effect of preprocessing landfilled wastes as relates to leachate and gas production and the concentrations of the waste constituents in those leachates and gases. The study was performed in Franklin, Ohio, where five landfill test cells (buried concrete landfill simulators) were monitored. These five concrete test cells contained municipal refuse which was processed as follows: (1) shredded and baled; (2) baled; (3) baled and saturated with water; (4) shredded; and (5) unprocessed. These processing methods were evaluated by collecting leachate and gas samples to determine moisture balances, leachate pollutant concentrations, and gas compositions. Compared with unprocessed wastes, the baled wastes produced large quantities of dilute leachate, and the shredded wastes produced smaller quantities of more concentrated leachate. Gas composition data from the wastes were inconclusive because of numerous gas leaks and the small volume of gas produced in the system."