Final Covers for Solid Waste Landfills and Abandoned Dumps

by Robert M. Koerner, P.E., (M.ASCE), Dir.; Geosynthetic Res. Inst., Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, | Co-publisher: Thomas Telford Publications (Thomas-Telford ISBN: 4-7655-3195-3)
978-0-7844-0261-0 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0261-2 (ISBN-10), 1997, Soft Cover, Pg. xi, 256
24 cm, Japanese translation 1997
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This book presents the essential elements for the design of final covers for solid waste landfills and abandoned dumps. Chapter 1 gives an overview and presents selected aspects of regulations in the US and Germany, countries where the regulations are the most advanced. Chapter 2 gives detailed information on each of the six individual layers of final cover systems. Chapter 3 contains example cross sections of nine candidate final cover designs. Chapter 4 presents a rational step-by-step procedure of a water balance analysis. Chapter 5 contains analytic details on cover soil slope stability analyses, with worked-out examples. Chapter 6 presents related final cover designs and emerging concepts. Chapter 7 includes additional considerations (quality control, lifetime of materials, post-closure details, etc.) and a summary of the book.

Subject Headings: Solid wastes | Soil analysis | Laws and regulations | Landfills | Water balance | Soil stabilization | Slope stability | United States | Germany | Europe


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