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Main Title Simulation of leachate generation from municipal solid waste /
Author Williams, N. D., ; Pohland, F. G. ; McGowan, K. C. ; Saunders, F. M.
CORP Author Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta. School of Civil Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/2-87/059
Stock Number PB87-227005
Subjects Sanitary landfills--Leaching. ; Leachate.
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Earth fills ; Water balance ; Soil water ; Percolation ; Sanitary landfills ; Leachates
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-227005 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 183 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The simulation of leachate generation from a municipal solid waste landfill or landfill simulation should utilize a mechanistic model which properly accounts for the microbially mediated processes of landfill stabilization. In the past, several leachate generation models have been developed based on the solubility of the waste constitutents in water percolating through a landfill. These models, called 'washout models' provided a reasonable approximation of leachate constituent concentrations after the landfill or landfill simulation reached a period of relative dormancy, called maturation, but were deficient in predicting leachate constitutent concentrations in the early stages of the landfill. These early stages in the life of a landfill are extremely important because, in most cases, the highest leachate concentrations and the most extreme conditions a liner or the surrounding environment would be subjected to occur very early in the life of the landfill.
"August 1987." Microfiche.