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Landfill Construction Quality Assurance (Landfill CQA)

This publication is “Essential reading for ALL US landfill designers and constructors”

Amazon ImageSeminars: Construction Quality Assurance/Construction Quality Control (CQA/CQC) for Waste Containment Facilities, Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) Model

The starting point for United States Guidance in Landfill Construction Quality Assurance is the US EPA publication above.

Table of Contents

Speaker Biographies ………………………………….. 1

Construction Quality Assurance and Construction Quality Control for Waste Containment Facilities ……. 1

  • Manufacturing Quality Assurance (MQA) and Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) Concepts and Overview. [Robert M. Koerner] ……. 3
  • Compacted Soil Liners.[David E. Daniel]……… 15
  • Geomembranes [Robert M. Koerner] ……… 37
  • Geosynthetic Clay Liners [Robert M. Koerner] ……… 59
  • Soil Drainage Systems [David E. Daniel] ….. 67
  • Geosynthetic Drainage Systems [Robert M. Koerner] ………. 73
  • Vertical Cutoff Walls [David E. Daniel] ………. 83
  • Ancillary Materials, Appurtenances, and Other Details [Robert M. Koerner] …….. 91

Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) Model Version 3 [PaulR. Schroeder] …………… 105

Appendix: Beta Draft of HELP Model Version’3 ……….. 191

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An Introduction to Landfill Settlement

A knowledge of landfill settlement is vital for landfill restoration design, and good Construction Quality Assurance.

However, the big pay-off from understanding landfill settlement comes from accurate prediction of initial waste settlement which when carefully modelled can allow the operator to overfill to above levels resulting in up-to about an additional 15% of void. This is free void to be used for increased landfill site profit/reduced costs if you can convince the regulator of the extent of future settlement!

Click here for further information about the Landfill Settlement eBook.

Also, Our Kindle Sanitary Landfill Design eBook Below May Interest You:

A Selection of More Than 30 of the Top Technical Articles from the Landfill CQA Blog 2007 to 2011, by Steve Last.

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The Design of Landfill Sites to Sanitary Landfill Design Standards: Made Simple

Brought to you by the Landfill CQA News and Developments Blog

This document is an extract of the top technical posts from this blog (“The Landfill CQA Blog”), a blog authored by Steve Last (IPPTS Associates).

The articles included were written by Steve Last (citations as attributed in each article) over the period July 2007 to October 2011.

The Landfill CQA Blog focuses on developments in the United Kingdom, and EU practise and experience, but its relevance to most international readers as similar landfill design standards have been put in place in most other counties as well, over this period.

This is a valuable archive record of the current and recent historical requirements for landfill design in the UK. It provides a chronological record of the developments in the land filling and waste management scene which were took place at the time.

It provides essential background reading for all those seeking to raise their awareness of the wide range of requirements involved in successfully designing and developing landfill sites to sanitary EU/UK landfill design standards. By providing this information, as a set of articles in date order, showing the progression in development of this area of technical expertise it makes the understanding of these standards and the reasons for their adoption, clear and simple.

The following is a sample of the article titles included:

  • Landfill CQA Questions: Triaxial Compression Testing or Direct Shear Testing?
  • Geosynthetic Materials: Use of Pozidrain in Landfill Capping
  • Geophysics: What is it?
  • A Landfill Construction Quality Assurance Primer
  • Landfill Settlement and the Construction Quality Assurance Role
  • Landfill Resource Centres and Changing Landfill Practices
  • What Do US Landfill Lining Systems Have Which EU Linings Don’t?
  • Solar Powered Landfill Gas Flares
  • Wall System Combining Sheet Piling and Geogrid Reinforcements Now Available in US
  • Does Carbonate Aggregate Really Do Any Harm in Landfill Leachate Drainage Stone?
  • The Use of a Geosynthetic Clay Liner (GCL) in Conjunction with Drainage Membranes
  • Site Waste Management Plans Now Needed for Landfill Development and Restoration Projects
  • Landfill Settlement: The Basics Discussed
  • Dense Asphaltic Concrete Can be an Alternative to HDPE Liners
  • Dense Asphaltic Concrete as a Landfill Lining
  • The Use of Landfill Tyre Drainage Layers and Their Hydraulic Capability Under Load
  • Top Landfill Development Contractors (UK)
  • How to Design a Permanent Geological Exposure in a Landfill
  • Why Landfill Construction Quality Assurance is so Important to the Installation of Landfill Geomembrane Liners
  • How to Do Landfill CQA Up to the Start of the Construction Works
  • Landfill Reclamation
  • US EPA Landfill Capping
  • Landfill Engineering and Environmental Conflicts
  • Landfill Designers and Specifiers Beware of Blocked Drainage Layer Geotextiles
  • GCL as an Alternative to a Low Permeability Clay Layer or HDPE Lining Membrane
  • HDPE Telescopic Leachate Shafts
  • The Modern Landfill Design Concepts in the UK and Europe which Landfill CQA Engineers Must Implement
  • Landfill Closure – Capping Requirements and Materials Used
  • Gas Proof Membrane Design Basics for Landfill Use
  • Responsible Landfill Design and Operation Versus Landfill Containment Legislation
  • Major Benefits and the Minor Drawbacks of Phased Restoration of a Landfill
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering: Site Remediation, Waste Containment, and Emerging Waste Management Technologies
  • Geotechnical Aspects of Landfill Design and Construction
  • Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) Plan – Requirements for Hazardous Waste Landfills: Engineering Manual Guide on CD-ROM
  • Landfill CQA Basics “ The Darcy Equation and Permissible Permeability
  • The Need for Landfill CQA: Background to the EU Legislation
  • Zero Waste to Landfill in Scotland – City plays its part in effort to cut waste – Scotsman
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