Special Issue "Sustainable Management and Remediation of Landfills"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 2407
Interests: geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; multiphase mass transport through porous and nonporous medium; unsaturated behavior of geomaterials; advanced application of sensing technics for geosystem; sustainable geotechnics
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Interests: smart barrier materials for waste containment; mining waste and low-level radioactive waste management; slope remediation and stability; flow and contaminant transport in saturated and unsaturated soils; life-cycle analysis for solid waste management; resource recovery.
Interests: geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; multiphase mass transport through porous and nonporous medium; unsaturated behavior of geomaterials; advanced application of sensing technics for geosystems; sustainable geotechnics
Waste containment systems (e.g., landfills) are engineered for the final disposal of solid and hazardous waste. The management of landfill assures the integrity of waste and earthen barriers, and controls the release of contaminants. However, the current practice of landfill management reveals emerging issues that need solutions: (1) on the environmental side, the emission of landfill gases (e.g., greenhouse gases, volatile organic compound contributions, and odor gases) and leachate leakage contribute to climate change and health risks; (2) on the operation side, the inspection of landfill, including landfill cover integrity, emission, capacity, and settlement, still rely on costly and time-consuming labor-based technologies.
As such, this Special Issue aims to synthesize advanced technologies and current practices to address the issues surrounding the sustainable management and remediation of landfills. We invite studies explicitly highlighting ongoing and potential future efforts, technologies, and approaches for emission and leakage control, and studies developing prompt monitoring plans and techniques for landfill management. This Special Issue fits the scope of Sustainability by investigating solutions and practices for waste, recycling, and sustainable management.
Both original research articles and reviews are welcome in this Special Issue. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Environmental and geological engineering properties of alternative materials that can be used for landfill barriers, as well analysis of their performance;
- The efficacy of regulated composites or alternative barriers to contain landfill gas, leachate, and emerging contaminants;
- Advanced technology, modeling, and practice for high-efficiency and economic landfill management and operation.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Jongwan Eun
Dr. Jiannan Chen
Dr. Juan Hou
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