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Geotechnical Aspects of Landfill Design and Construction

Geotechnical Aspects of Landfill Design and Construction
Author: Xuede Qian - Robert M. Koerner - Donald H. Gray
ISBN 13: 9780130125064
ISBN 10: 130125067
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2001-09-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 717
List Price: $193.80

Focuses on actual, state-of-the-art design/construction procedures as opposed to a discussion of solid waste management issues and to general descriptions and/or conceptual designs. Provides an integrated package of analytical tools, design equations, and step-by-step construction procedures for all elements of a landfill, giving the reader a better sense of the necessary site investigation, planning, analysis, and organization that go into a landfill design and construction project.

The characteristics of landfill containment envelopes and their design/construction are treated in detail. Physico-chemical and engineering properties of solid waste that are relevant and important to landfill design and construction are tabulated and described. Includes explanation of how to evaluate and assess potential problems that affect landfill performance such as sideslope stability, settlement, containment effectiveness, and erosion control. Discusses vertical landfill expansion; how leachate moves across a liner or barrier under both advection and diffusion; compares the containment effectiveness of different liner systems to the combined advective-diffusive transport of dissolved leachate solutes. Includes a detailed explanation with numerical examples and calculations of how to design a gas collection and piping system in a landfill—including the collection and handling of condensate in the gas. Detailed installation and inspection guidelines are provided for both earthen and geosynthetic liner/cover systems—comparing the relative advantages and limitations of each.

For professional training courses in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.


Identifies the main components of a municipal solid waste landfill, and presents methods for assessing landfill performance. The textbook reviews siting requirements, compares the properties of conventional compacted clay liners with those of composite liners, describes the design of leachate and gas collection systems, and applies detailed methods for analyzing settlement, stability, and leakage. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)