Design of a Bioreactor Landfill for Delhi City


Aromal Thampan; Avisek Mukherjee

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HCTL Open International Journal of Technology Innovations and Research (IJTIR), eISSN: 2321-1814

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Volume 15, May 2015, ISBN:978-1-62951-974-6.

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In India, dumping grounds or landfill areas are mainly open low-lying areas in the cities. The Municipal solid wastes consist of wastes from domestic, agricultural, commercial sources and construction debris. Municipal solid waste is generally dumped in landfill areas without segregating it into biodegradable and non-biodegradable. These organic components in the municipal refuse results in methane formation under anaerobic condition. A Bioreactor landfill is a landfill where the decomposition of wastes occurs rapidly by providing optimum moisture to the wastes, by recirculation of leachate. An overview of the bioreactor landfill is studied in this paper. Further a bioreactor landfill is designed for the municipal solid waste of Delhi city, taking into consideration of the existing rules and regulations and the design and operational issues.


Bioreactor landfill; Municipal solid waste; Methane; leachate; refuse; biodegradable; anaerobic.

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Aromal Thampan; Avisek Mukherjee, Design of a Bioreactor Landfill for Delhi City, HCTL Open International Journal of Technology Innovations and Research (IJTIR), Volume 15, May 2015, eISSN: 2321-1814, ISBN (Print): 978-1-62951-974-6.

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