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dc.contributor.authorVaidya, Rajendra Den_US
dc.date.accessioned2002-11-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:46:49Z
dc.date.available2003-11-14en_US
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:46:49Z
dc.date.issued2002-10-17en_US
dc.date.submitted2002-10-19en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-10192002-084050en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/35432
dc.description.abstractBioreactor landfills offer a sustainable way to achieve increased waste degradation along with benefits such as enhanced landfill gas (LFG) recovery, reduction in leachate pollution potential and rapid increase in landfill volumetric capacity. It also offers significant reduction in post closure management activities as leachate treatment, LFG impact on the environment and improves the potential for land reuse. The regulatory 30 year post-closure period is believed to account for attenuation of organics, metals and trace pollutants of adverse environmental consequences. Methodologies to improve the degradation rate and process are refuse shredding, nutrient addition, pH buffering, and temperature control along with moisture enhancement. Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) settlement and field capacity are of significant beneficial interest to achieve maximum utility of landfill volume and compute water requirements for rapid degradation using bioreactor concepts. Physical and biochemical Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) characteristics were investigated with specific emphasis on the Bio-Chemical methane potential (BMP) test. The impact of waste characteristics on its compressibility and moisture retention capacity was evaluated on a laboratory scale. Traditional in-situ waste compression models from literature were used to compare with the obtained laboratory data.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartTHESIS-RAJ.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartpresentation.ppten_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectMunicipal Solid Wasteen_US
dc.subjectBioreactor Landfillsen_US
dc.subjectField Capacity and settlement.en_US
dc.titleSolid Waste Degradation, Compaction and Water Holding Capacityen_US
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dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairNovak, John T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGoldsmith, C. Douglas Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRandall, Clifford W.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-10192002-084050/en_US


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