Leachate Collection Design for Containment Landfills

by Edward A. McBean, Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,
Ronald Poland, Dist. Engr.; Waste Management of Canada, Maple, Ontario, Canada,
Frank A. Rovers, Principal; Conestoga-Rovers & Associate Ltd., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,
Anthony J. Crutcher, Assoc.; Conestoga-Rovers & Assoc. Ltd., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 1, Pg. 204-209

Document Type: Journal Paper


A mathematical model is proposed for use in designing the leachate collection system for containment landfills, specifically with the respect to the spacings of drains, and to ground-water mounding. It is shown that parameter sensitivities can be easily explored for specific applications of the model to determine the need for more accurate definition of input data to the model.

Subject Headings: Model accuracy | Leachates | Landfills | Mathematical models | Hydrologic models | Drainage systems | Spacing | Groundwater

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