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Main Title Special Studies of a Sanitary Landfill.
Author Mer, Robert C. ; Ston, Ralph ;
CORP Author University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Civil Engineering.
Year Published 1970
Report Number PHS-UI-00518-08; 8RG-70;
Stock Number PB-196 148
Additional Subjects ( Earth fills ; Refuse disposal) ; ( Garbage disposal ; Earth fills) ; ( Sanitary engineering ; Earth fills) ; Waste disposal ; Aeration ; Percolation ; Anaerobic conditions ; Aerobic processes ; Gases ; Compacting ; Field tests ; Rainfall intensity ; Climate ; Settling ; Sanitary landfills ; Solid waste disposal
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-196 148 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 240p
Model sanitary landfill cells were constructed and, over a 4+ year period, subjected to simulated environmental conditions such as added water, aeration, and aerobic and anaerobic operation. The effect of these conditions on percolation, gas quality and production, settlement, and temperature was measured. Examination of core samples taken at the end of the study period showed that refuse in the aerated cell was well decomposed except for plastics and other inerts and that refuse in the anaerobic cells was easily identifiable. Based on an original cell depth of 20 feet, volume reduction in the aerated cell was 21.5% and in the anaerobic cells, 11.5%. The four parts of the report detail the activity during the last year of the project and summarize the data collected for the span of the project 1964-1968. (Author)