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Modelling The Risk Assessment Of Groundwater Pollution By Leachates And Landfill Gases

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP030151

Volume

65

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

503 kb

Author(s)

T. C. Koliopoulos, V. P. Kollias & P. S. Kollias

Abstract

Modelling the risk assessment of groundwater pollution by leachates and landfill gases T. C. ~olio~oulos', V. P. ~ o l l i a s ~ & P. S. lCol1ias3 I Centre for Environmental Management Research, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. 2 Dept. of History and Philosophy of Sciences, University ofAthens, Greece. 3 Sanitary Civil Engineer, Naxou 21, 112 56Athens, Greece. Abstract This paper presents the variation of specific chemical parameters, which represent waste biodegradation. A quantitative risk assessment is presented of probable groundwater and aquifer contamination by landfill emissions. Modelling of biogas production and leachate emissions in landfills is presented. The mathematical modelling is made in order to assess waste biodegradation processes and their environmental impact based on case studies' field data. Particular characteristics and risks of groundwater pollution load by landfill emissions, like COD, TOC, LFG production, methane, carbon dioxide ar

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