Long-term Hazard to Drinking Water Resources from Landfills

Long-term Hazard to Drinking Water Resources from Landfills

By: Timo Dorrie (author), Tamas Meggyes (author), Michael Struve (author), Peter Spillmann (author)Paperback

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The co-disposal of domestic waste with industrial waste can represent a serious hazard to prime sources of drinking water throughout the world. Containing the latest research on the risks to groundwater over time, this book provides a scientific case for more sustainable landfill construction - over overwhelming implications for changes in waste management legislation as well as engineering practice.

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>Tamas Meggyes Tamas Meggyes graduated in petroleum engineering from Miskolc University, Hungary. Since then, Dr. Meggyes has dealt with mathematics, fluid mechanics, hydraulic transport of solids, jet devices, laser Doppler velocimetry, landfill liner


1. Aims and objectives of the research project 2. Central test facility and test procedure 3. Characterisation of long-term effects using physical measurements on water and material balance 4. Detection of water movements, evaporation processes and water regeneration using environmental isotopes 2H and 18O 5. Characterisation of flow path emissions using waste water parameters 6. Transportation of industrial contamination in the flow path 7. Microbiological investigations to characterize stabilization processes in landfills 8. Checking biochemical stability using reactivation measures on selected deposits 9. Testing the material stability of soil-like substances and plastics concerning reactivation 10. Establishing the long-term effects using the relationship of the test results 11. Application of the results to waste management practice and drinking water protection 12. Literature A number of sample chapters are avaliable on request

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/02/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780727735133
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 584
  • ID: 9780727735133
  • weight: 920
  • ISBN10: 0727735136

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