Landfills and Recycling Centers: Processing Systems, Impact on the Environment and Adverse Health Effects


Carla H. Jackson (Editor)

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: TEC010020

Landfills have been targeted by geophysical methods in order to investigate their environmental impacts. In fact, landfills have been the classic way to deposit domestic and industrial waste and have generated a large range of negative environmental impacts in groundwater and soils. These problems often persist even after the effective use of the landfills and subsequent recovery processes.

Owing to their characteristics, landfills are difficult to access and because of the general lack of accurate information regarding the shape, nature of the refuse, history and development of the landfill, non-invasive, non-destructive methods and sometimes autonomous data acquisition devices must be used to monitor impacts and to investigate and prevent groundwater and soil contamination. This book discusses processing systems, environmental impacts and adverse health effects of landfills and other recycling centers. (Imprint: Nova)




Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Long-Term Perturbations in the Soils, Waters and Plant Communities of Two Closed Landfills under a Dry-Mediterranean Climate (pp. 1-24)
A. J. Hernández, Mª. J. Gutiérrez-Ginés and J. Pastor (Department of Life Sciences, University of Alcalá, Spain, and others)

Chapter 2 – Surface Geophysical Methods in the Assessment of Environmental Impacts of Landfills: An Overview (pp. 25-52)
Elsa Cristina Ramalho, Manuel João Senos Matias and Rui Miguel Marques Moura (Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia Estrada da Portela, Bairro do Zambujal, Amadora, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 3 – Municipal Landfill Leachates: Water Contaminants or Source of Nutrients in Agricultural Soils? (pp. 53-68)
Marco Antonio Nogueira, Cristiane Alcantara dos Santos, Sandra Márcia Cesário Pereira da Silva, Daniel Bini, Luciana Cadioli Panchoni, Vanessa Lázaro Mangieri and Grazielle Favero Valério (Department of Microbiology; Department of Civil Construction. Universidade Estadual de Londrina. C. Postal, Londrina Paraná Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4 – Integrated Technologies Based on the Use of Activated Carbon and Radiation to Remove Contaminants Present in Landfill Leachates (pp. 69-110)
R. Ocampo-Perez, J. Rivera-Utrilla, M. M. Abdel daiem and M. Sánchez-Polo (Centro de Investigación y Estudios de Posgrado, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 5 – Phytocapping of Municipal Landfills (pp. 111-146)
Kartik Venkatraman, Nanjappa Ashwath and Ninghu Su (East Gippsland Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, and others)

Chapter 6 – Health and Ecological Risk of Methane and Volatile Organic Compounds Emission from Solid Waste Disposal: A Case Study in Thailand (pp. 147-166)
Sansarith Thianpopirug, Sudarat Kucamau, Wilai Chiemchaisri and Chart Chiemchaisri (Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand)

Chapter 7 – Models for Evaluating Prevention of Waste on a Macroeconomic Level (pp. 167-198)
Predrag Korica and Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn (Croatian Environment Agency, Zagreb, Croatia, and others)

Chapter 8 – From Dumping to Sustainable Landfilling: The Concept of Aerobic Landfills (pp. 199-222)
Gabriela Kalčíková and Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Ljubljana, Slovenia)


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