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A Diagnostic Model For M.S.W. Landfill Operation And The Protection Of Ecosystems With A Spatial Multiple Criteria Analysis – Zakynthos Island, Greece

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO070421

Volume

106

Pages

13

Published

2007

Size

1312 kb

Author(s)

T. Koliopoulos & G. Koliopoulou

Abstract

Sanitary landfills remain an attractive disposal route for municipal solid waste, because it is more economical than alternative solutions. The produced landfill emissions by waste biodegradation could be exploited after treatment as renewable resources. In this paper the experimental design of Mid Auchencarroch landfill is taken into account, which is a UK Environment Agency and industry funded research facility. The relative magnitudes of pollution load in time by landfill gas and leachate emissions are considered, making useful conclusions for the operation of future sustainable integrated waste management systems and associated regional sustainable development protecting ecosystems and public health. Keywords: landfill design, waste emissions’ topography, spatial analysis, lining of monitoring systems, integrated waste management systems, sustainable development, public health. 1 Introduction A municipal integrated solid waste system facilitates the operation of one or more operational techniques and technologies of solid waste management systems such as landfilling, incineration, compost production, recycling, leachates treatment, waste vehicles transport etc. [2,5,6,13,20]. Sanitary landfills

Keywords

landfill design, waste emissions’ topography, spatial analysis, liningof monitoring systems, integrated waste management systems, sustainabledevelopment, public health.