Volume 12, Number 3 and B (Transaction B: Geotechnical Engineering, July 2014)                   IJCE 2014, 12(3 and B): 238-250 | Back to browse issues page


XML Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Machado S, Karimpour-Fard M, Carvalho M, Villar O, Caldas A. MSW CHARACTERISTICS AND LANDFILL PERFORMANCE IN TROPICAL REGIONS. IJCE. 2014; 12 (3) :238-250
URL: http://ijce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-978-en.html

Abstract:   (1501 Views)
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) materials are among the most complicated materials for geotechnical engineering as their composition includes an organic fraction, which suffers loss of mass over time, and a fibrous part, which acts as reinforcement, governing the MSW shear behavior. Because of these characteristics MSW can be described as a viscous material which shows time dependent behavior. Since the decomposition of MSW leads to gas and leachate generation, the changes in the MSW’s mechanical behavior could be linked to gas emission and leachate production from landfills. This paper deals with the characteristics of MSW materials to provide the necessary data for efficient and safe landfill design, construction and operation. The MSW physical characteristics such as composition, water content and organic content at varying ages, field and laboratory measurements of methane generation and leachate production, MSW compressibility behavior and its shear strength are covered. By presenting these data the authors hope to promote a better understanding of the mechanical behavior of MSW and provide useful data for use in landfill management tasks.
Full-Text [PDF 1063 kb]   (1177 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Geotechnique

Add your comments about this article : Your username or email:
Write the security code in the box

© 2015 All Rights Reserved | International Journal of Civil Engineering

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb