Geotechnical Aspects of Landfill Design and Construction

ISBN-10: 0130125067

ISBN-13: 9780130125064

Edition: 2002

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Description: For senior/graduate level or professional training courses in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. This text addresses landfill design and construction issues in a comprehensive manner. It does this by focusing on all elements of a landfill from design to completion. The text also looks at actual, state-of-the-art construction procedures in a step-by-step manner. This is accomplished with carefully selected design equations and examples, diagrams, tables, and homework problems.

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List price: $197.80
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/20/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 717
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Robert M. Koerner is a professional engineer, Professor of Civil Engineering at Drexel University and the director of the Geosynthetic Research Institute in Philadelphia. Koerner wrote Designing with Geosynthetics, which has been called the most helpful technical resource on geosynthetics today. He has received Drexel University's Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award and has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Need for Landfills
Principal Landfill Requirements
Landfill Components and Configuration
Landfill Envelope
Composite Liners
Benefits of Double Composite Liners
Liner Leakage Mechanisms
Scope and Organization of Book
Landfill Siting and Site Investigation
Siting Considerations
Location Restrictions
Siting Process
Site Investigation
Borrow Source Investigation
Field Hydraulic Conductivity Tests
Material Laboratory Tests
Compacted Clay Liners
Overview Compacted Clay Liners
Compaction and Permeability Considerations
Design of Compacted Clay Liners
Influence of Clods on Hydraulic Conductivity
Effect of Gravel Content on Hydraulic Conductivity
Effect of Freezing and Thawing on Hydraulic Conductivity
Summary Comments Regarding Compacted Clay Liners
Composition and Thickness of Geomembranes
Current Uses of Geomembranes in Landfills
Tensile Behavior of Geomembranes
Friction Behavior of Geomembranes
Tension Stresses due to Unbalanced Friction Forces
Tension Stresses due to Localized Subsidence
Runout and Anchor Trenches
Assessment of Leakage through Liners
Concluding Comments Regarding Geomembranes
Geosynthetic Clay Liners
Types and Current Uses of Geosynthetic Clay Liners
Hydraulic Conductivity
Ability to Withstand Differential Settlement
Shear Strength
Differences between Geosynthetic Clay Liners and Compacted Clay Liners
Contaminant Transport through Geosynthetic Clay Liner and Compacted Clay Liner
Comparison of Mass Transport through a GCL and CCL
Recommendations for Use of Geosynthetic Clay Liners
Summarizing Comments Regarding Geosynthetic Clay Liners
Engineering Properties of Municipal Solid Waste
Constituents of Municipal Solid Waste
Unit Weight of Municipal Solid Waste
Moisture Content of Municipal Solid Waste
Porosity of Municipal Solid Waste
Hydraulic Conductivity of Municipal Solid Waste
Field Capacity and Wilting Point of Municipal Solid Waste
Shear Strength of Municipal Solid Waste
Compressibility of Municipal Solid Waste
Leachate Generation and Evaluation in Msw Landfills
MSW Leachate Characterization
Factors Affecting Leachate Quantity
Estimation of Leachate Production Rate in an Active Condition
Estimation of Leachate Production Rate in a Postclosure Condition
Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) Model
Liquid Drainage Layer
Profile of Leachate Drainage Layer
Soil Drainage and Filtration Layer
Geotextile Design for Filtration
Geonet Design for Leachate Drainage
Estimate of Maximum Liquid Head in a Drainage Layer
Leachate Collection and Removal Systems
Subbase Grading
Leachate Collection Trenches
Selection of Leachate Collection Pipe
Deformation and Stability of Leachate Collection Pipe
Sump and Riser Pipes
Leachate Removal Pumps
Gas Collection and Control Systems
Gas Generation
Gas Composition
Factors Affecting Gas Generation
Gas Generation Rate
Gas Migration
Types and Components of Gas Collection Systems
Gas Control and Treatment
Design of Gas Collection System
Final Cover System
Components of Final Cover System
Alternative Landfill Cover
Field Study of Landfill Covers
Soil Erosion Control
Effects of Settlement and Subsidence
Differential Subsidence Case History
Landfill Settlement
Mechanism of Solid Waste Settlement
Effect of Daily Cover
Landfill Settlement Rate
Estimation of Landfill Settlement
Effect of Waste Settlement on Landfill Capacity
Other Methods for Estimating Landfill Settlement
Estimation of Landfill Foundation Settlement
Landfill Stability Analysis
Types of Landfill Failures
Factors Influencing Landfill Stability
Selection of Appropriate Properties
Veneer Slope Stability Analysis
Subsoil Foundation Failures
Waste Mass Failures
Concluding Remarks
Vertical Landfill Expansions
Considerations Involved in Vertical Expansions
Liner Systems for Vertical Expansion
Settlement of Existing Landfill
Estimation of Differential Settlement due to Waste Heterogeneity
Vertical Expansion over Unlined Landfills
Design Considerations for Landfill Structures
Geosynthetic Reinforcement Design for Vertical Expansions
Stability Analysis for Vertical Expansion
Bioreactor Landfills
Liquids Management Strategies
Concepts of Waste Degradation
Leachate Recycling Methods
Bioreactor Landfill Issues and Concerns
Summary Comments
Construction of Compacted Clay Liners
Subgrade Preparation
Soil Materials for Compacted Soil Lines
Compaction Objectives and Choices
Initial Saturation Specifications
Clay Liner Compaction Considerations
Compaction Specifications
Leachate Collection Trench Construction
Protection of Compacted Soil
Field Measurement of Water Content and Dry Unit Weight
Construction Quality Assurance and Quality Control Issues
Installation of Geosynthetic Materials
Material Delivery and Conformance Tests
Installation of Geomembranes
Installation of Geonets
Installation of Geotextiles
Installation of Geocompostes
Installation of Geosynthetic Clay Liners
Postclosure Uses of Msw Landfills
Athletic and Recreational Facilities
Industrial Development
Concluding Remarks
Help Model Input and Output--Active Condition
Help Model Input and Output--Postclosure Condition
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