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Landfill modelling challenge: HBM modelling predictions

McDougall, John



Two laboratory-scale consolidating anaerobic reactors were commissioned, constructed and monitored by Southampton University's waste research group to investigate the long-term behaviour of decomposing waste. The reactor tests were run for 919 days while leachate quality, gas production and surface settlement were monitored. After releasing information on initial conditions and some early data on volatile fatty acid, a challenge was issued to landfill modellers to predict the behaviour of the waste over the remaining period. This paper describes the use of the HBM model in response to the challenge


McDougall, J. (2008). Landfill modelling challenge: HBM modelling predictions. Proceedings of the ICE - Waste and Resource Management, 161, 147-153.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2008-11
Deposit Date Dec 12, 2011
Print ISSN 1747-6526
Electronic ISSN 1747-6534
Publisher ICE Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 161
Pages 147-153
Keywords waste management & disposal; landfill; mathematical modelling;
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