Accession Number:

ADA172105

Title:

Management of Leadchate from Army Sanitary Landfills.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1986-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

Leachate production--the dissolution of soluble constituents and the introduction of microbial byproducts into water--is a natural consequence of operating a sanitary landfill. The amount and characteristics of the leachate produced depend primarily on the contents of the wastes being disposed, the geologic and hydrologic characteristics at the disposal site, the precipitation pattern, and the regions climate. Generally, the potential for leachate formation is greatest in humid areas where rainfall is plentiful, and in landfills where groundwater lies near the surface. All Army landfills, whether old or new, closed or active, generate leachate. However, those with the greatest potential for producing leachate are on installations in the eastern and southeastern sections of the country and on the west coast--areas where rainfall is significant. This report provides information on landfill leachate management that will be useful to installation environmental coordinators and other management personnel. the information will be helpful for identifying leachate problems and locating data and technical assistance for solving these problems. Information is also provided to help personnel who must establish a new sanitary landfill requiring leachate control or investigate possible problems with older or inactive landfills.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE