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Title: Aerobic landfill bioreactor

The present invention includes a method 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.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. (Aiken, SC)
  2. (Winterville, GA)
  3. (Andersonville, SC)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
872852
Report Number(s):
US 6024513
DOE Contract Number:
FC09-95SR18525
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
SOUTHEASTERN TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
aerobic; landfill; bioreactor; method; 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; 120; degree; 140; steady; fill gas; solid waste; municipal solid; injecting air; air injection; /405/71/210/435/588/