Long-term observation of alternative landfill capping systems - field tests on a landfill in Bavaria

  title={Long-term observation of alternative landfill capping systems - field tests on a landfill in Bavaria},
  author={U. Henken-Mellies and E. Gartung},
  journal={Land Contamination \& Reclamation},
This paper describes large-scale field tests which were conducted in order to test the effectiveness of landfill capping systems. The test setup involved the construction of large-scale lysimeters on a landfill site from which water flowing out of the system can be measured precisely. A simple landfill cap consisting of a thick layer of loamy sand was placed in one of the large lysimeters; the other lysimeter was filled with a more elaborate capping design (1 m of top soil, a drainage… Expand

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