REUSE OF A CLOSED LANDFILL SITE FOR INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF A BIOMASS UTILIZATION PLANT

Le Hung Anh

Abstract


The professional management of landfills during operation and after landfill capping is an important task to prevent environmental impacts. Landfill maintenance after closure can become economically favourable if landfill sites can be reused. Several approaches and experiences for reuse of capped landfills exist for example in livestock farming or installation and operation of solar power plants. Also the utilization for spare time activities after green capping and recreation or the industrial reuse for the development of a waste utilization plant is a common practice in Europe. The feasibility of reuse options depend on the site conditions including size and location of the landfill, the climatic conditions and the interests of the involved stakeholders. For the urban landfill site Gò Cát in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) experts from Germany and Vietnam developed a variant assessment for the preferred reuse options. One of three investigated options is considering the reuse of the landfill site for the development of a biomass utilization plant. In terms of the above described approach for Gò Cát the landfill operator is strongly involved in the landfill closure and long term maintenance works (leachate treatment, landfill gas utilization). Moreover, the operator can reuse the landfill site for an additional or new business. The design and operation criteria for the biomass utilization plant and best practice examples are presented. Beside the economic evaluation results of water and landfill gas balance will be discussed.


Keywords


landfill maintenance, capping, reuse, water balance, renewable raw materials.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15625/2525-2518/54/4B/12038 Display counter: Abstract : 34 views. PDF : 43 views.

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