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Remediation of typical municipal solid waste dumpsite in Bangalore city

Sughosh, P and Prathima, B and Arunkumar, M and Anusree, N and Sivakumar Babu, GL (2021) Remediation of typical municipal solid waste dumpsite in Bangalore city. In: Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 25 (1).

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This paper presents an approach to retrofit an existing municipal solid waste (MSW) dumpsite by enhancing the bioremediation process. The current practice of containing the waste in dumpsites/landfills is considered unsustainable due to their negative impact on the environment, society, and economy. Remediation of the existing open dumpsite helps in recovering the valuable land area at a faster rate due to the reduction in the time required for the waste stabilization process. The problem of leachate treatment can also be addressed adequately during the remediation process. Therefore, remediating an existing dumpsite can be classified as a step toward achieving sustainability in landfilling practice. In this study, an approach for remediating an existing municipal solid waste (MSW) dumpsite in Bangalore city is presented by addressing the three major aspects, viz., landfill gas (LFG), leachate, and the recovery of air space. In order to accelerate the biodegradation of MSW and avoid the possible groundwater contamination, a leachate recirculation system is designed. Modeling tools are used to estimate the LFG emission and to design the leachate collection and recirculation system. The methane oxidation potential of the digested mechanically and biologically treated (MBT) waste as a biotic system media is evaluated using column experiments. Biowindrows are then designed to mitigate the LFG emissions from the dumpsite. © 2020 American Society of Civil Engineers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Keywords: Biodegradation; Biogas; Bioremediation; Groundwater; Groundwater pollution; Leachate treatment; Sustainable development, Groundwater contamination; Impact on the environment; Landfilling practices; Leachate collection; Leachate recirculation systems; Municipal solid waste (MSW); Recirculation systems; Waste stabilization, Municipal solid waste, bioremediation; leachate; methane; municipal solid waste; oxidation; sustainability; waste disposal; waste management, Bengaluru; India; Karnataka
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA)
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 10:56
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2021 10:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/67277

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