New technologies for long-term protection of drinking-water resources from landfill emissions – investigation, containment and targeted material conversion
Timo Dörrie, Helmut Eschkötte, Michael Struve and Peter Spillmann

According to the latest research results, currently used techniques for the protection of drinking-water resources from landfill leachates are necessary but not sufficient. Therefore, the following new results are presented: profile measurement with layer sampling for the investigation of the actual contamination; mechanically stable convection- and diffusion-tight complex barriers for controlled storage of wastes that cannot be integrated into the environment; landfill mining after biological stabilization under complete emission control; and biological–hydraulic separation processes to produce well-defined material flows from non-specified mixed wastes and their conversion or utilization.

Key words: BIOPUSTER system, coolable fire wall, landfill basal liner systems, landfill mining, pollutant channelling, profile measurement, Vienna chamber system, waste aeration, waste stabilization

Land Contamination & Reclamation, 18 (2), 195-249 (2010)

DOI 10.2462/09670513.993

© EPP Publications Ltd 2010

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