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Evapotranspiration Covers for Landfills and Waste Sites

By: Victor L Hauser(Author)

203 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Nov 2008 | #177431 | ISBN-13: 9781420086515
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About this book

New, natural, self-renewing, and low-cost, evapotranspiration (ET) covers for landfills provide a solution to landfill waste that is clean, green, and economical. Evapotranspiration Covers for Landfills and Waste Sites examines the concept theory and the practical proof, then explains the technology, design, and application. It delineates the essential technology that governs successful application of ET covers and discusses how the technology meets the requirements for covers on landfills, mining waste, and other sites.

The book describes the design, construction, and maintenance of innovative ET covers for landfills and waste. The author discusses why several vegetative covers have failed and provides simple, inexpensive solutions. He examines the design and construction of ET covers and other methods, highlighting their differences and successful alternative construction methods. The text contains the first proposed performance measurements for conventional and innovative landfill covers based on the data collected at more than fifty-five sites. This data also provides the basis for an assessment of landfill cover performance, design, and the creation of the site-specific performance criteria presented in Evapotranspiration Covers for Landfills and Waste Sites.

This is the first resource to explore the technology required to apply the ET cover concept to landfill waste, spill sites, mineland restoration, and similar waste sites. After thoroughly describing the concept, technology, design, construction, and maintenance of ET covers, the book explains how this cost-effective, practical, easily maintained, and self-renewing biological system should maintain its effectiveness for centuries.


      Waste Disposal
      Waste Containment
      Covers for Landfill Containment
      Laws and Regulations
Landfill Remediation with Covers
      Requirements for Landfill Covers
      Risk-Based/Performance-Based (RB/PB) Remediation
      Factors that Influence Remediation
      Cover Selection
Conventional and Alternative Covers
      Conventional Landfill Covers
      Alternative Barriers for Covers
      Alternative Covers
      Performance of Barrier-type Covers
      Performance of Alternative Covers
      Focus of this Book
Evapotranspiration (ET) Landfill Covers
      Concept Background and Proof
      Recovery from Fire
      Cost Comparison
      Advantages and Disadvantages
      Concept Extrapolation
Basic Technology
      Plant Roots
      Other Considerations
      Climate, Weather and Water Balance
      Climate and Weather
      Hydrologic Water Balance
      Measuring Hydrologic Water Balance
Potential Application
      Limited Percolation
      Increased Percolation for Waste Stabilization
      Appropriate Use
ET Landfill Cover Design Steps
      Site Characterization
      Performance Criteria
      Cover Type
      Preliminary Design
      Preliminary Cover Thickness
      Final Design
      Elements of Concept Extrapolation
Design Considerations
      Plant Properties
      Interaction of Plants, Soil, and Climate
      Design Models
      Critical Design Event
      Layered ET Cover Soils
      Soil Erosion
      Landfill Settlement
      Landfill Cover Slope
      Safety Factor for Minimum Percolation
      Soil Density and Strength
      Soil Placement
      Interim Soil Erosion Control
      Grass Establishment
      Drill Seeding in Standing Crop Residue
      New Grass Establishment Methods
      Construction Completion
Maintenance and Monitoring
      Deep Percolation (PRK) Monitoring
      Cover Integrity
      Ground Water Monitoring
      Vegetation Management
      Weed Control
      Soil Fertility & Chemistry
      Soil Density Control
Miscellany and Summary
      Design and Prescriptive Rules
      Allowable Leakage
      Technical Resources
      Research Needs

Appendix A: Reference Bibliography
Appendix B: Glossary of Terms
Appendix C: Acronyms

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