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Main Title Gas characterization, microbiological analysis, and disposal of refuse in GRI landfill simulators /
Author Kinman, Riley N. ; Rickabaugh, J. ; Nutini, D. ; Lambert, M.
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Author Title of a Work
Kinman, Riley N.
Rickabaugh, Janet
Nutini, David
Lambert, Martha
CORP Author Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory.
Publisher Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600-2-86-041; EPA-68-03-3210
Stock Number PB86-179504
OCLC Number 15029739
Subjects Methane. ; Waste disposal in the ground. ; Sanitary landfills.
Additional Subjects Methane ; Waste disposal in the ground ; Sanitary landfills ; Microbiology ; Solid waste disposal ; Earth fills ; Pilot plants ; Production ; Sanitary engineering ; Vaporizing ; Refuse ; Gases ; Corrosion ; Biodeterioration ; Sludge ; Toxicity ; Concentration(Composition) ; Ethylene ; Diagrams ; Leaching
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-86-041 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/10/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-2-86-041 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/09/2013
NTIS  PB86-179504 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 ix, 84 pages ; 28 cm
Abstract
The report describes the termination of a five-year pilot-scale project that evaluated methane production and gas enhancement techniques in sanitary landfills. Sixteen simulated landfills were constructed in 1980 and operated until January 1985. Data collected during this termination study consisted of characterization of the trace volatile constituents of the gas generated by the experimental landfills and microbiological analysis of the refuse.
Notes
"April 1986." "Contract No. 68-03-3210-12." "EPA/600-2-86-041." Final (report).
Contents Notes
This report describes the termination of a five-year pilot-scale project that evaluated methane production and gas enhancement techniques in sanitary landfills. Sixteen simulated landfills were constructed in 1980 and operated until January 1985. Data collected during this termination study consisted of characterization of the trace volatile constituents of the gas generated by the experimental landfills and microbiological analysis of the refuse. The trace volatile organic compounds were found in higher concentrations than previously reported in the literature. Xylenes, ethylbenzene, methylene chloride, toluene, and benzene were found in all of the gas samples analyzed. Xylenes were found in greatest concentrations of the trace compounds analyzed ranging from 12 mg/mp3s to 500 mg/mp3s. The levels and types of trace organics found in the gas indicate that landfill gas could be potentially corrosive and may contain toxic levels of some compounds. All samples had relatively high aerobic and anaerobic plate counts, Clostridium perfringens, and fungi levels. These same samples indicated relatively low levels of total coliforms, fecal coliforms, fecal streptococci, and gram negative rods. Relative numbers and types of microorganisms seem to reflect the enhancement technique applied to the cell. For example, microorganism levels were generally lower in cells that received leachate recycle as an enhancement technique. The highest level of microorganisms were found in a cell which had a sewage sludge enhancement.