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Main Title Decomposition of residential and light commercial solid waste in test lysimeters /
Author Ham, Robert K.
CORP Author Wisconsin Univ.-Madison. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water & Waste Management ; Available from the National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA SW-190c; EPA-68-03-0315; EPA/530/SW-190C
Stock Number PB81-113870
OCLC Number 07094803
Subjects Refuse and Refuse disposal--Biodegradation. ; Sanitary landfills.
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Earth fills ; Decomposition ; Lysimeters ; Refuse disposal ; Design criteria ; Monitoring ; Leaching ; Waste balance ; Concentration(Composition) ; pH ; Chemical oxygen demand
Internet Access
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=9100MRNY.PDF
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
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Status
EJAD  EPA 530/SW-190c Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 04/02/1993
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 530-SW-190c Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/09/2015
EJBD  EPA 530-SW-190c Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/09/2015
EKAM  SW-190 c Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/19/1994
ELBD  EPA 530-SW-190c AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/26/1995
ESAD  SW-190c Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB81-113870 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation vii, 103 p. : ill., charts, plans ; 28 cm.
Abstract
The monitoring of eight large test lysimeter cells has given information about the decomposition of, and leachate and gas production from, shredded and unprocessed refuse. Six of the cells were originally 4 to 5 feet deep and held 100 tons each of residential-light commercial municipal solid waste. Two cells were originally 8 to 10 feet deep and held 200 tons each. All cells were exposed to the climate at Madison, Wisconsin, for 5 to 7 years. Cell monitoring was designed to indicate changes in leachate quantity and composition and gas composition, as a result of: (1) shredding or not shredding the waste, (2) covering or not covering the waste with soil, (3) increasing the depth of a lift from 4 to 8 feet, and (4) building an 8-foot layer in a landfill in one or two lifts. Increased peak concentrations of contaminants in leachate were common with shredded refuse, in comparison with unprocessed refuse. The effect of soil cover on the cells was to prolong the period of production of leachate high in contaminant concentrations. The cells left uncovered produced initially a highly contaminated leachate, followed by rapid stabilization to consistently low concentrations of contaminants.
Notes
At head of title: "Prepublication issue for EPA libraries and State Solid Waste Management Agencies." "United States, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water & Waste Management"--Cover. Publisher location came from cover. "Contract number 68-03-0315"--T.p. "SW-190c"--T.p. "October 1980"--Cover. "This report was submitted in fulfillment of Contract 68-03-0315 by R.K. ham of the University of Wisconsin at Madison." Includes bibliographical references.