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The principal objective of this study was to simulate leachate quantity and quality, as well as biogas generation at sanitary landfills under both management scenarios of single-pass leaching and leachate recirculation practices. This objective was ...

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With the strong support of most of the public, there is no doubt that efforts to separate and recycle municipal wastes are on the upswing. However, until recently, most of the focus has been on residential recyclables such as cans, bottles and ...

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In November 1993 and 1996, in an attempt to provide a baseline of national information on ash management and recycling, SWANA's Waste-to-Energy Technical Division conducted first-ever and follow-up surveys of waste-to-energy plant owners and ...

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This report is the most recent in a series of reports released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) characterizing municipal solid waste (MSW) in the United States. The report describes the national waste stream based on data collected ...

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Christmas trees, in addition to being a valuable forest resource and a special gift when they are taken home at Christmas time, can also be transformed into a worthwhile product by a Christmas tree recycling program. Christmas trees improve our ...

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States is assessing options for a domestic program. The results of this analytical effort are being used to inform the U.S. negotiating positions, and will subsequently be used to develop compliance strategies to meet any commitments established ...

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Landfill methane models are tools used to project methane generation over time from a mass of landfilled waste. These models are used for sizing landfill gas (LFG) collection systems, evaluations and projections of LFG energy uses, and regulatory ...

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This Compendium of Solid Waste Management Terms and Definitions has been developed by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SW ANA) under Grant #R816162 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and ...

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This document was prepared by the SWANA Landfill Gas Management Division and is based on its professional assessment of current practices and procedures relating to the control, recovery, and utilization of landfill gas. The observations and ...

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Today's rapidly developing and changing technologies and industrial products and practices frequently carry with them the increased generation of materials that, if improperly dealt with, can threaten both public health and the environment. The U.S. ...

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One of the most difficult political facts facing local government elected officials is municipal solid waste management (MSWM). Everyday elected officials through their policy, administrative and MSWM professional staffs face decisions which are ...

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Today's rapidly developing and changing technologies and industrial products and practices frequently carry with them the increased generation of materials that, if improperly dealt with, can threaten both public health and the environment. The U.S. ...

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No single effort facing municipal solid waste management (MSWM) is more formidable than siting a MSWM facility. Regardless of the type of facility that may be proposed, public and political opposition will be strong, continuous and relentless. The ...

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Gas production in a sanitary landfill results from waste decomposition. Decomposition, in turn, contributes to settlement. Initial decomposition is aerobic, requiring the presence of oxygen; carbon dioxide, water, and heat are the principal ...

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Injecting air in to the ground to stop the migration of landfill gas and other gases was first used at a Southern California landfill in the spring of 1980 after no other state-of-the-art method worked. Born out of desperation and guided more by ...

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In the last 35 years, landfill gas recovety has evolved fi·om a few improvised systems to an automatic technology implemented at well over a thousand landfills across North America. While gas recovery engineering has settled into a set of ...

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This manual of practice • intended to be a source of information for both the inexperienced and the experienced landfill gas system operator • highlights practices and procedures for the operation and maintenance of landfill gas collection and ...

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This document was prepared by the Solid Waste Association of North America's Landfill Reclamation Task Force and is based on its professional assessment of current practices and procedures relating to the mining, excavation, recovery, and ...

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An estimated 170 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) were discarded in the United States in 1990. Of this amount, approximately 135 million tons (80 %) were ultimately disposed of in landfills (Franklin Assoc., 1988). Although landfills in ...

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This is the second version of SWANA’s Construction Specifications for Landfill Gas Conveyance Systems. The original version was published in October 1994, and is superseded by this document. The Extraction and Control Subcommittee of ...

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Each year SWANA/GRCDA holds a number of meetings. These meetings consist of technical sessions which address the latest in municipal solid waste management technology and systems. These meetings include: * Annual International Solid Waste Exposition ...

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This exclusive SWANA report is a listing of 26 known solid waste conversion technology projects in North America that are either at the pilot, demonstration or construction stage. The report contains information on each project's type of technology, ...

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Most people are not aware that energy efficient lighting, such as fluorescent lights and compact fluorescent lamps, contain mercury. Often, the amount of mercury contained in these lights is enough to warrant that they be handled as a hazardous ...

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Increasingly, municipal governments are faced with dramatic increases in funding needs for essential services. One area that has had a substantial impact on local budgets is solid waste management. The costs of solid waste management have become a ...

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The Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the power "to regulate Commerce ... among the several states." At the same time, the U.S. Supreme Court has identified a negative or "dormant" aspect of the Commerce Clause that limits ...

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