Summary and Info
The number of worldwide solid waste landfills and abandoned dumps is growing steadily in both industrialized and developing nations. The key to successful waste containment is often a final cover for placement over the landfill or dump. This book presents the essential elements for the design of final covers which are environmentally safe and secure. With an overview of regulations in the United States and Germany provided, the authors emphasize performance-based design for site specific conditions. Individual components of candidate cover systems are examined, including surface, protection, drainage, barrier, gas collection, and foundation layers for the entire range of natural soil materials and geosynthetics. �Read more... Abstract: Takes a practical approach to the subject and provides an overview of regulations in the USA and Germany. This book covers topics including: the individual components of candidate cover systems; examples of cross-sections of final covers on hazardous waste, non-hazardous waste and abandoned dumps; and details of a water balance methodology. �Read more...
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Daniel David Ellis (January 6, 1860 – 1927) was a physician and political figure in Saskatchewan. He represented Moosomin in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1905 to 1908 as a Provincial Rights Party member.