Leaching from solid waste landfills part I: Modelling

Chungsying Lu*, Hsun-Ling Bai

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A mathematical model haa been developed as a generalized computer program to simulate leaching from solid waste landfills. This model was based on the unsaturated flow equation, the solute transport equation, the water balance equation and incorporating the equations of chemical and microbial processes. Good agreement is obtained with the experimental data reported by Wigh and Brunner (1). This model can be applied to evaluate leachate quantity, predict the strength of various contaminants in leachate, and design and avoid failure of the leachate collection system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-558
Number of pages14
JournalEnvironmental Technology (United Kingdom)
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991

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