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Title: Aerobic landfill bioreactor

Abstract

The present invention includes a system of decomposing municipal solid waste (MSW) within a landfill by converting the landfill to aerobic degradation in the following manner: (1) injecting air via the landfill leachate collection system (2) injecting air via vertical air injection wells installed within the waste mass; (3) applying leachate to the waste mass using a pressurized drip irrigation system; (4) allowing landfill gases to vent; and (5) adjusting air injection and recirculated leachate to achieve a 40% to 60% moisture level and a temperature between 120.degree. F. and 140.degree. F. in steady state.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Aiken, SC
  2. Winterville, GA
  3. Andersonville, SC
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SOUTHEASTERN TECHNOLOGY CENTER
OSTI Identifier:
874314
Patent Number(s):
6364572
Assignee:
American Technologies, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12M - APPARATUS FOR ENZYMOLOGY OR MICROBIOLOGY
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B09 - DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE B09B - DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE
DOE Contract Number:  
FC09-95SR18525
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
aerobic; landfill; bioreactor; decomposing; municipal; solid; waste; msw; converting; degradation; following; manner; injecting; air; via; leachate; collection; vertical; injection; installed; mass; applying; pressurized; drip; irrigation; allowing; gases; adjusting; recirculated; achieve; 40; 60; moisture; level; temperature; 120degree; 140degree; steady; solid waste; injecting air; municipal solid; /405/

Citation Formats

Hudgins, Mark P, Bessette, Bernard J, March, John C, and McComb, Scott T. Aerobic landfill bioreactor. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Hudgins, Mark P, Bessette, Bernard J, March, John C, & McComb, Scott T. Aerobic landfill bioreactor. United States.
Hudgins, Mark P, Bessette, Bernard J, March, John C, and McComb, Scott T. Tue . "Aerobic landfill bioreactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874314.
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abstractNote = {The present invention includes a system of decomposing municipal solid waste (MSW) within a landfill by converting the landfill to aerobic degradation in the following manner: (1) injecting air via the landfill leachate collection system (2) injecting air via vertical air injection wells installed within the waste mass; (3) applying leachate to the waste mass using a pressurized drip irrigation system; (4) allowing landfill gases to vent; and (5) adjusting air injection and recirculated leachate to achieve a 40% to 60% moisture level and a temperature between 120.degree. F. and 140.degree. F. in steady state.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
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