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Methane generation in landfills
Methane gas is a by-product of landfilling municipal solid wastes (MSW). Most of the global MSW is dumped in non-regulated landfills and the generated methane is emitted to the atmosphere. Some ofExpand
Assessment of the state of food waste treatment in the United States and Canada.
Currently in the US, over 97% of food waste is estimated to be buried in landfills. There is nonetheless interest in strategies to divert this waste from landfills as evidenced by a number ofExpand
Waste-to-energy: A review of the status and benefits in USA.
The USA has significant experience in the field of municipal solid waste management. The hierarchy of methodologies for dealing with municipal solid wastes consists of recycling and composting,Expand
Anaerobic digestion of food waste : Current status , problems and an alternative product
In recent years there has been increased interest in diverting the food waste fraction of the municipal solid waste (MSW) from landfills, due to the high decomposition potential and production ofExpand
Resource recovery from used rubber tires
Abstract Including car, truck, bus, and airplane tires, 266 million tires were scrapped in the US in 1996 ( Scrap Tire Management Council (STMC), 1997. ). More than three-quarters of these tires wereExpand
This paper presents an improved soil model based on anisotropic critical state theory (ACST) and bounding surface plasticity. The ACST of Dafalias was extended into 3-D stress space. In addition toExpand
LCA comparison of windrow composting of yard wastes with use as alternative daily cover (ADC).
This study compared the environmental impacts of composting yard wastes in windrows with using them in place of soil as alternative daily cover (ADC) in landfills. The Life Cycle Assessment was madeExpand
Thermal Treatment
worldwide. A look at thermal treatment technologies in China and Japan gives a sense of some of the novel solutions emerging in the market. T hermnl treatment facilities built in the 21 st centuryExpand
Material and energy balances in a large-scale aerobic bioconversion cell
  • N. Themelis, Y. Kim
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Waste management & research : the journal of the…
  • 1 June 2002
On the basis of earlier experimental studies of the aerobic bioconversion of organic wastes, the preferred values of operating parameters and the biochemical rate constants of oxidation to CO2 andExpand