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Main Title Use of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills as Biochemical Reactors.
Author Landreth, R. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-94/248;
Stock Number PB95-155099
Additional Subjects Municipal wastes ; Solid waste disposal ; Sanitary landfills ; Chemical reactors ; Decomposition ; Leaching ; Gas analysis ; Organic matter ; Risk assessment ; Comparative evaluations ; Reprints ; Biochemical reactors ; MSW(Municipal solid waste)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-155099 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Municipal solid waste (MSW) from the nation is managed predominantly in sanitary landfills. Due to the physical, chemical and biological makeup of the waste the landfill acts as a biochemical reactor and degrades the organic matter. Research is being conducted to determine if the landfill biochemical process can be maximized to accelerate the decomposition process so that the landfill will be stabilized a short time after closure and the long term risks minimized. This paper will discuss the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) research program to identify the benefits and limitations of using the landfill as a bioreactor.