Sustainable Practices for Landfills

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Sustainable Landfill Practice Publications

Townsend, T, Powell, J, Jain, P, Xu, X, Tolaymat, T,  Reinhart, D (2015). "Sustainable Pratices for Landfill Design and Operation." Springer.

McKnight, T, Cho, Y, Townsend, T, Choate, A (2015). “Cone penetration testing for characterizing landfilled municipal solid waste.”Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE. 141(3). http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001243.

Jain, P., Ko, J., Kumar, D., Powell, J., Kim, H., Maldonado, L., Townsend, T., Reinhart, D. (2014). “Case study of landfill leachate recirculation using small-diameter vertical wells.” Waste Management. 34(11):2312-2320.

Singh, K., Kadambala, R., Jain, P., Xu, Q., Townsend, T.  (2014) “Anisotropy estimation of compacted municipal solid waste using pressurized vertical well liquids injection.” Waste Management and Research. 32(6):482-491.  

Jain, P., Powell, J., Smith, J., Townsend, T., Tolaymat, T.  (2014) “Life-Cycle Inventory and Impact Evaluation of Mining Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.” Environmental Science and Technology. 48(5): 2920-2927.

Xu., Q., Powell, J., Tolaymat, T., Townsend, T. (2013) “Seepage Control Strategies at Bioreactor Landfills.” Submitted to ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000185.

Ko, J., Powell, J., Jain, P., Kim, H., Townsend, T., Reinhart, D. (2013) “Case Study of Controlled Air Addition into Landfilled Municipal Solid Waste: Design, Operation, and Control.” ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste.  doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000183.

Tolaymat, T., Kim, H., Jain, P., Powell, J., Townsend, T. (2013) “Moisture Addition Requirements for Bioreactor Landfills.” ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000184.

Jain, P., Townsend, T., Johnson, P. (2013) “Case study of landfill reclamation at a Florida landfill site.”  33(1):109-116. Waste Management.  doi:10.1007/s12665-012-2054-8.

Ko, J., Townsend, T., Kim, H. (2012). “Evaluation of the Potential Methane Yield of Industrial Wastewaters Used in Bioreactor Landfills.”Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management. 14:162-168. doi:10.1007/s10163-012-0053-1.

Kim, H., Townsend, T. (2012) “Wet landfill decomposition rate determination using methane yield results for excavated waste samples.”Waste Management. 32(7):1427-1433. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2012.03.017.

Xu, Q., Tolaymat, T., Townsend, T. (2012) “Impact of Pressurized Liquids Addition on Landfill Slope Stability.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE.” 138(4):472-480. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000609.

Timmons, J., Cho, Y., Townsend, T., Berge, N., Reinhart, D. (2012) “Total earth pressure for measuring loads in a municipal solid waste landfill.” Geotechnical and Geological Engineering.  30(1):95-105. doi:10.1007/s10706-011-9452-7.

Xu, Q., Kim, H., Jain, P., Townsend, T. (2012) “Hydrologic evaluation of landfill performance (HELP) modeling in bioreactor landfill design and permitting.” Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management. 14(1):38-46.  doi:10.1007/s10163-011-0035-8.

Larson, J., Kumar, S., Gale, A., Jain, P., Townsend, T. (2012) “A field study to estimate the vertical air permeability of compacted MSW using a barometric pumping analytical model.”  Waste Management and Research. 30(3): 276-284.  doi:10.1177/0734242X11424592.

Kim, H., Jang, Y-C., Townsend, T. (2011) “The behavior and long-term fate of metals in simulated landfill bioreactors under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.” Journal of Hazardous Materials. 194:369-377. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.07.119.

Kadambala, R., Townsend, T., Jain, P., Singh, K. (2011) “Temporal and spatial pore water pressure distribution surrounding a vertical landfill leachate recirculation well.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 8(5):1692-1706. doi:10.3390/ijerph8051692.

Cho, Y., Ko, J., Chi, L., Townsend, T.  (2011) “Food Waste Impact on Municipal Solid Waste Angle of Internal Friction.”  Waste Management. 31:26-32.

Jain, P., Townsend, T., Tolaymat, T.  (2010) “Steady-state design of horizontal systems for liquids addition at bioreactor landfills.” Waste Management, 30: 2560-2569.

Jain, P., Townsend, T., Tolaymat, T. (2010). “Steady-State Design of Vertical Wells for Liquids Addition at Bioreactor Landfills.” Waste Management, 30: 2022-2029.

Jonnalagadda, S., Kumar, D., Jain, P., Gawande, N., Townsend, T., Reinhart, D. (2010). “Comparison of Resistivity and Time Domain Reflectometry Sensors for Assessing Moisture Content in Bioreactor Landfills.”  ASTM Journal of Geotechnical Testing, 33(3): 183-191.

Kumar, D., Jonnalagadda, S., Jain, P., Gawande, N., Townsend, T., Reinhart, D. (2009). Field evaluation of resistivity sensors for in situ moisture measurement in a bioreactor landfill.” 29, 1547-1557.

Imhoff, P., Reinhart, D., Englund, M., Guerin, R., Gawande, N., Han, B., Jonnalagadda, S., Townsend, T., Yazdani, R. (2007) “Review of State of the Art Methods for Measuring Water in Landfills.” Waste Management. 27(6): 729-745.

Berge, N., Reinhart, D., Deitz, J., Townsend, T. (2007) “The impact of temperature and gas phase oxygen on kinetics of in situ ammonia removal from bioreactor landfill leachate.” Water Research. 41(9): 1907-1914.

Reinhart, D and Townsend, T (1998). “Landfill Bioreactor Design and Operation.” CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. 189 pages.

Jain, P., Powell, J., Townsend, T., Reinhart, D. (2006) “Estimating the Hydraulic Conductivity of Landfilled Municipal Solid Waste Using the Borehole Permeameter Test.”  Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE.  132(6):645-652.

Powell, J., Jain, P., Kim, H., Townsend, T., Reinhart, D.  (2006) “Changes in landfill gas quality as a result of controlled air injection.”Environmental Science and Technology. 40(3):1029-1034.

Berge, N., Reinhart, D., Dietz, J., Townsend, T. (2006) “In-situ ammonia removal in bioreactor landfill leachate.” Waste Management. 26:334-343.

Gawande, N., Reinhart, D., Thomas, P., McCreanor. P., Townsend, T. (2003). “Municipal solid waste in situ moisture content measurement using an electrical resistance sensor.”  Waste Management. 23:667-674.

Reinhart, D. McCreanor, P, Townsend, T. (2002). “The bioreactor landfill: Its status and future.” Waste Management and Research. 20:172-186.

Townsend, T., and Miller, W. (1998) “Leachate recycle using horizontal injection” Advances in Environmental Research. 2(2):129-138.

Townsend, T., Miller, W. (1997). “Landfill gas extraction from leachate collection systems.” Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management. 24(3):131-136.

Townsend, T., Miller, W., Lee, H., Earle, J. (1996). “Acceleration of landfill stabilization using leachate recycle.” Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE. 122(4):263-268.

Townsend, T., Miller. W. L., Earle, J. (1995). “Leachate recycle infiltration ponds.” Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE.121(6):465-471.

Townsend, T., Miller, W., Bishop, R., Carter, J. (1994). “Combining systems for leachate recirculation and landfill gas collection.” Solid Waste Technologies. 8(4):18-24.