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Landfill gas and leachate control system design for landfill restored to arable - LE0210

This study will aim to provide advice on why certain features of landfill gas (and leachate) control systems may render them unsuitable for use on land restored to arable agriculture and will also attempt to develop design requirements for systems suitable for use on arable agriculture sites. A review of arable agriculture sites having gas control systems and of available control system hardware and suppliers will be conducted. Consultations and site visits will then be undertaken on a selective basis in order to establish/verify the performance of the systems and estimate their likely future performance. Sites with a range of operational success levels will be targeted following consultation with MAFF. A report will be produced drawing together relevant published information and findings of the study in a clear and concise form. The main body of the report will be in 2 parts: a control methodologies review providing a critical appraisal of the technologies investigated and their relative merits in terms of agricultural aftercare and production; and guidance notes and recommendations for systems offering long term effectiveness without compromising agricultural activities. It is hoped that the latter section of the report will be useful to those making assessments of proposed systems as well as those advising developers/applicants, and will form a reference document for designers of control systems for agricultural sites.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1995

To: 1996

Cost: £14,400
Contractor / Funded Organisations
RPS Clouston
Fields of Study
Soil Protection