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Science and Strategies for the Sustainable Management of Residual Wastes and Landfills - WR0303

The overall aim of this research programme is to establish a sound scientific basis on which new efficient, effective and economic post closure management strategies for landfills can be developed.
Techniques arising from the research may be applied either to shorten the length of time it takes a site to reach completion, or to remediate a site that is likely to cause pollution. The tools and understandings developed will be equally applicable to the legacy of historic wastes in old landfills,
existing wastes currently being landfilled, and future (post LFD) wastes.

Veolia Environmental Trust funded the project, with a third party contribution from Defra.
The specific objectives of the research were as follows:
1. Undertake a preliminary review of the literature relating to waste structure and provide critical
appraisal of previous classification approaches
2. Obtain data on sorption properties of tracers to be used in laboratory tests with wastes (WP 2).
3. Undertake a series of laboratory scale tracer tests to characterize the contaminant transport
properties of an aged waste (WP6)
4. Analyze data and develop models to interpret the results (WP5)
5. Investigate theory relating to the evolution and movement of gas in waste materials and design
laboratory experiments to investigate (WP3/4)
Project Documents
• Final Report : Science & strategies for the sustainable management of residual wastes & landfills - Final Report   (3433k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2007

Cost: £108,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Veolia Environmental Trust
Environmental Protection              
Landfill Management              
Managing residual waste in landfill              
Residual Wastes Management              
Waste Management              
Fields of Study
Waste Management