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Archive for April, 2015

30 April 2015

Five advantages of using GIS to manage your landfill’s subsurface data

GIS can be used in so many ways to manage and analyze landfill operational issues. This post is going to focus on subsurface data management and five key advantages of using GIS to make it easier and more efficient. #1 – GIS helps you efficiently manage data and files for site assets I am frequently…

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Categories: Biogas and Landfill Gas, Environmental Planning & Compliance, Landfill Engineering and Design, Operations and Maintenance
Posted By Aaron Weier at 10:10 AM  |  1 Comment on Five advantages of using GIS to manage your landfill’s subsurface data

15 April 2015

How to rein in leachate to get big operations cost savings

Have you heard the saying, “The best way to control leachate is to prevent it?” I don’t know who originated it, but I have definitely taken it to heart. And you should too if you want to reduce your leachate treatment costs. Leachate disposal can be one of the highest individual landfill operational costs, especially…

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Categories: Environmental Planning & Compliance, Landfill Engineering and Design, Operations and Maintenance
Posted By Justin Obermeyer, PE at 11:22 AM  |  No Comments on How to rein in leachate to get big operations cost savings

1 April 2015

Premature hydration of GCLs – when is it a problem?

I have been doing construction quality assurance (CQA) for nearly 3 decades, and from time to time I’m faced with a situation in which a geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) takes on water before installation. Most CQA plans require that GCLs be installed in the dry condition and that GCL that becomes hydrated be removed and…

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Categories: Landfill Engineering and Design, Solid Waste
Posted By Steve Wintheiser at 11:30 AM  |  No Comments on Premature hydration of GCLs – when is it a problem?