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Main Title Example moisture mass balance calculations for bioreactor landfills.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Warner, Mary Ann.
CORP Author 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 2005
Report Number EPA-456/R-05-004
Stock Number PB2006-100904
OCLC Number 62367485
Subjects Bioreactor landfills ; Moisture measurement
Additional Subjects Sanitary landfills ; Bioreactors ; Air pollution ; Moisture content ; Mass balance ; Calculations ; Methane ; Air pollution control ; Nonmethane organic compounds ; CESHAP
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-456/R-05-004 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/29/2005
NTIS  PB2006-100904 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) ; 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).
Project officer: Mary Ann Warner. "August 2005." "EPA-456/R-05-004." Includes bibliographical references. Prepared for Information Transfer and Program Integration Division