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Waste characterization to modify waste quality prior to disposal
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ECN 1997
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ECN-RX--97-036 Article (scientific)
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Published in: Bijdrage Conferentie Sardinie, October 1997 (), , , Vol., p.-.

In recent years more emphasis is placed on characterization of wastesince more control is needed over the long term performance of landfills. In this work, characterization of leaching behaviour of wastes is placed in perspective to leachate quality from many different landfills. A new presentation of these data as a function of the main release controlling parameter (pH) leads to new insights, in which the leachate characteristics of landfills can be classified in chemical rather than biological terms. The characterization also provides a basis for acceptance criteria and waste pretreatment prior to disposal. It leads to other means to reach inherent long term stability of landfills. 6 figs., 1 tab. 39 refs.

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