Biological stability of municipal solid waste from simulated landfills under tropical environment

Sri Shalini, S., Karthikeyan, Obuli P., and Joseph, Kurian (2010) Biological stability of municipal solid waste from simulated landfills under tropical environment. Bioresource Technology, 101 (3). pp. 845-852.

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Abstract

Biological stability of the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is assessed under tropical climatic condition using landfill lysimeters. Various landfill operating conditions and two different substrates were employed. Solid waste samples collected during different time intervals of landfill operation assessed for volatile solids (VS), organic carbon (OC), specific oxygen uptake rate (SOUR), and water extractable components. Organic carbon achieved faster stabilization than the nitrogen content in MSW within the various landfill operating conditions. At the end of 960 days of lysimeter operation, the MSW from different landfills were aerobically and anaerobically stable and results comparable with compost. Further, bioreactor landfill given better biological stability and high methane content than other landfill operating conditions with continuous leachate treatment is compelling benefit.

Item ID: 35916
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-2976
Funders: Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA)
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 00:10
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring @ 60%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 20%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 20%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850501 Biofuel (Biomass) Energy @ 50%
85 ENERGY > 8598 Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities > 859805 Management of Solid Waste from Energy Activities @ 20%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences @ 30%
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