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Assessment of landfill settlement data for evaluation of a hydro-bio-mechanical settlement model.

Needham, A, Jones, D R V, McDougall, John, Dixon, N, Braithwaite, P and Rosevear, A (2007) Assessment of landfill settlement data for evaluation of a hydro-bio-mechanical settlement model. In: Eleventh International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium,, 1-5 October 2007, S.Margherita di Pula - Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

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A hydro-bio-mechanical (HBM) model of waste degradation has been under development for several years to simulate the actual processes involved in the settlement of landfilled wastes. The objective of this current research is the further development of the model and preparation of an accompanying protocol to analyse, interpret and predict the magnitude and time to completion of long-term landfill settlement in relation to waste factors and site operations. To assess the performance of the model, data sets of recorded landfill settlements and the factors influencing settlement have been obtained from over 15 landfills in the UK and internationally. The data are being evaluated and assembled for application in the model evaluation and validation. The variable availability of data sets from landfill operators is discussed together with the commercial benefits of recording, compiling and reviewing integrated data sets.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydro-bio-mechanical (HBM); landfill wastes; EU directive; Pollution Prevention Control (PPC);
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Sustainable Construction
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 628 Sanitary & municipal engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Item ID: 4813
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2011 13:31
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2011 13:31
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4813

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