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Main Title Example moisture mass balance calculations for bioreactor landfills /
Author Alexander, Amy.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Warner, Mary Ann.
CORP Author Eastern Research Group, Inc., Morrisville, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Information Transfer and Program Integration Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Information Transfer and Program Integration Division,
Year Published 2003
Report Number EPA 456-R-03-007
Stock Number PB2004-101922
OCLC Number 53888974
Subjects Bioreactor landfills ; Moisture--Measurement
Additional Subjects Sanitary landfills ; Bioreactors ; Air pollution ; Moisture content ; Mass balance ; CESHAP ; Calculations ; Methane ; Air pollution control ; Nonmethane organic compounds
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 456-R-03-007 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/18/2013
EKBD  EPA-456/R-03-007 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/19/2003
NTIS  PB2004-101922 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10, A-22, B-3 leaves ; 28 cm
The purpose of this memorandum is to demonstrate example mass balance calculations that can be performed to estimate the moisture content of the waste mass in a bioreactor landfill. The Municipal Solid Waste Landfills NESHAP (40 CFR part 63, subpart AAAA) requires timely control of bioreactor landfills. As defined in the NESHAP, a bioreactor is a MSW landfill or a portion of a MSW landfill where any liquid, other than leachate or landfill gas condensate, is added in a controlled fashion to accelerate the anaerobic (without oxygen) biodegradation of the waste. The average moisture content of the waste in the area into which the liquid is added must be at least 40 percent (by weight) for the landfill or portion of the landfill to be considered a bioreactor. We have presented the example mass balance calculations based on the wet weight of waste. This is consistent with the approach detailed in the book, Landfill Bioreactor Design and Operation, by Debra Reinhart and Timothy Townsend and documented in the EPA Docket A-98-28 (Item IV-K-9).
Includes bibliographical references (page 10).
Contents Notes
Presents two example mass balance calculations for estimating whether the moisture content of the waste mass in a bioreactor landfill is above or below 40 percent, within the requirements of the landfills NESHAP.