Gas simulation models for solid waste landfills


El-Fadel, Mutasem, Findikakis, Angelos and Leckie, James (1997) Gas simulation models for solid waste landfills. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 27, (3), 237-283. (doi:10.1080/10643389709388500).

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Sanitary landfills remain an attractive disposal route for municipal solid waste, because, in most cases, it is more economical than other alternatives such as incineration and composting. Although the composition of solid waste may very substantially with location and time, organic materials constitute the vast majority of this waste. Organic materials are susceptible to microbial decomposition that result in gas and heat generation within the landfill. The migration of gas away from the landfill boundaries and their release into the surrounding environment, present serious environmental concerns at both existing and new facilities. Mathematical models have been used widely to evaluate gas and heat generation and transport processes in landfills. This article presents a critical review of models designed to simulate biological, chemical, and physical processes responsible for the generation and transport of gas and heat in landfills.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1064-3389 (print)
1547-6537 (electronic)
Keywords: sanitary landfill, municipal solid waste, biodgradation, gas and heat generation and transport, mathematical models
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 74363
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:53
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/74363

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