Evaluation of Compacted Inert Paper Solids as a Cover Material

by Larry P. Jedele, Soil & Materials Engineers Inc, Ann Arbor, MI, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geotechnical Practice for Waste Disposal '87


The following paper presents the results of a laboratory test program which focused on compacted sludges or inert paper solids (IPS) as recommended cover (cap) material over existing IPS disposal drying fields. In addition, admixtures such as fly ash and bottom ash, were tested to determine the possible benefits. The laboratory testing included moisture-density relationships, consolidation, permeability, strength and durability of IPS with and without admixtures. Comments are made for construction considerations, effects of weather on the cover material and comparison of IPS properties with State Regulatory guidelines for landfill covers. Field performance data was not available at the time this paper was submitted for acceptance and review, however, further studies are planned to monitor field performance.

Subject Headings: Field tests | Material properties | Recycling | Solid wastes | Waste disposal | Waste containment | Fly ash | Construction materials

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