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Main Title Evaluation of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Cover Designs.
Author Dwyer, J. R. ; Walton, J. C. ; Greenberg, W. E. ; Clark, R. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/2-86/110;
Stock Number PB88-171327
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Coverings ; Hydrology ; Mathematical models ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Soil physics ; Percolation ; Runoff ; Municipal solid waste ; Urban hydrology
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NTIS  PB88-171327 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 133p
Abstract
The HELP (Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance) Model was used to evaluate the hydrologic behavior of a series of one-, two-, and three-layer cover designs for municipal solid waste landfill cover designs were chosen to isolate the effects of features such as surface vegetation, thickness, soil type and hydraulic conductivity of the layers on the average annual runoff, cover percolation, evapotranspiration, and lateral drainage. The results of the evaluations are presented in numerous bar charts to supplement the tables and schematics. Soil hydraulic conductivity was one of the most important design features in controlling cover percolation for all covers tested. Minimal cover percolation and runoff were the two main criteria used to select the four best cover designs. The report also includes a brief discussion of four other aspects of landfill cover design; animal and vector control, subsidence, gas control, and cost.