Emission and Control of Volatile Organics in Hazardous Waste Landfills

by Ali Karimi, Dep of Water & Power, Los, Angeles, CA, USA,
Varadarajan Ravindran, Dep of Water & Power, Los, Angeles, CA, USA,
Massoud Pirbazari, Dep of Water & Power, Los, Angeles, CA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering

Abstract: Landfill simulation and modeling can provide a useful tool in the management of hazardous wastes to estimate the vapor phase emissions of pollutants so that a realistic assessment can be made on the environmental impact of existing or proposed landfills. The objective of this paper is to discuss the results of the investigations of the effects of different types of soil covers on the emission rates of benzene, a typical volatile organic priority pollutant. A landfill simulation under controlled laboratory conditions was undertaken using different covers such as soil and clay minerals. The experiments were performed using pure benzene and also a petroleum waste containing benzene.

Subject Headings: Landfills | Chemical wastes | Environmental issues | Emissions | Benzene | Waste disposal

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