waste disposal facilities


Summary: Sites that receive and store WASTE PRODUCTS. Some facilities also sort, process, and recycle specific waste products.

Top Publications

  1. Mantzaras G, Voudrias E. An optimization model for collection, haul, transfer, treatment and disposal of infectious medical waste: Application to a Greek region. Waste Manag. 2017;69:518-534 pubmed publisher
    ..Also, the cost of the whole system was itemized and calculated in €/t/km and €/t. The results showed that the higher percentage of the total cost was due to the construction of the treatment plant. ..
  2. Nyoka R, Foote A, Woods E, Lokey H, O Reilly C, Magumba F, et al. Sanitation practices and perceptions in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya: Comparing the status quo with a novel service-based approach. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0180864 pubmed publisher
    ..Using residents' input to inform the development of sanitation solutions can increase user acceptability and provide opportunities to improve sanitation system designs based on specific needs. ..
  3. Gang L, Jun L, Yexin L, Ting W, Yazhuo L, Xinyang F. Preferential flow characteristics of reclaimed mine soils in a surface coal mine dump. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:266 pubmed publisher
  4. Cesniene T, Kleizaite V, Bondzinskaitė S, Taraškevičius R, Zvingila D, Šiukšta R, et al. Metal bioaccumulation and mutagenesis in a Tradescantia clone following long-term exposure to soils from urban industrial areas and closed landfills. Mutat Res. 2017;823:65-72 pubmed publisher
  5. Fernandes A, Labiadh L, Ciríaco L, Pacheco M, Gadri A, Ammar S, et al. Electro-Fenton oxidation of reverse osmosis concentrate from sanitary landfill leachate: Evaluation of operational parameters. Chemosphere. 2017;184:1223-1229 pubmed publisher
    ..For the highest current intensity applied, a COD removal of 16.7 g L-1 was achieved after 8-h experiments. ..
  6. Winton R, River M. The biogeochemical implications of massive gull flocks at landfills. Water Res. 2017;122:440-446 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that mega-flocks of landfill gulls are common and widespread, and that their capacity to transport nutrients may be contributing to the eutrophication of aquatic ecosystems and water supplies. ..
  7. Morozesk M, Bonomo M, Souza I, Rocha L, Duarte I, Martins I, et al. Effects of humic acids from landfill leachate on plants: An integrated approach using chemical, biochemical and cytogenetic analysis. Chemosphere. 2017;184:309-317 pubmed publisher
    ..Despite all the nutritional benefits of humic acids and their activation of plant antioxidant systems, the observed biological effects showed concerning levels of mutagenicity. ..
  8. Khan S, Melville B, Khan M, Shoaib M, Shamseldin A. Effect of baffles on the hydraulic performance of sediment retention ponds. Water Sci Technol. 2017;75:1991-1996 pubmed publisher
    ..e. made up of sloping walls). For large area ponds, batter effects may be negligible and are likely to be different from those reported here. ..
  9. Al Salem S, Antelava A, Constantinou A, Manos G, Dutta A. A review on thermal and catalytic pyrolysis of plastic solid waste (PSW). J Environ Manage. 2017;197:177-198 pubmed publisher
    ..The influence of different catalysts on the process as well as review and comparative assessment of pyrolysis with other thermal and catalytic plastic treatment methods, is also presented. ..

More Information


  1. Swati -, Ghosh P, Thakur I. An integrated approach to study the risk from landfill soil of Delhi: Chemical analyses, in vitro assays and human risk assessment. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2017;143:120-128 pubmed publisher
  2. Lombardi L, Nocita C, Bettazzi E, Fibbi D, Carnevale E. Environmental comparison of alternative treatments for sewage sludge: An Italian case study. Waste Manag. 2017;69:365-376 pubmed publisher
    ..Similarly, the quality of the wet oxidation process residues plays an important role in defining the impact of this treatment. ..
  3. He R, Ma R, Yao X, Wei X. Response of methanotrophic activity to extracellular polymeric substance production and its influencing factors. Waste Manag. 2017;69:289-297 pubmed publisher
    ..In practice, O2-limited condition such as the O2 concentration of 10% might be a good way to control EPS production and enhance CH4 oxidation to mitigate CH4 emission from landfills. ..
  4. Ben Salem Z, Laffray X, Al Ashoor A, Ayadi H, Aleya L. Metals and metalloid bioconcentrations in the tissues of Typha latifolia grown in the four interconnected ponds of a domestic landfill site. J Environ Sci (China). 2017;54:56-68 pubmed publisher
    ..While T. latifolia removes trace elements efficiently from landfill leachates, attention should also be paid to the negative effects of these elements on plant growth. ..
  5. Li G, Chen J, Yan W, Sang N. A comparison of the toxicity of landfill leachate exposure at the seed soaking and germination stages on Zea mays L. (maize). J Environ Sci (China). 2017;55:206-213 pubmed publisher
    ..In general, these results are helpful in understanding the phytotoxicity of leachate, which provides additional reference data for risk assessment and management of leachate. ..
  6. Gong X, Yang X, Zheng H, Wu Z. Elimination of ethanethiol released from municipal wastes by absorption sequencing electrochemical oxidation. Environ Technol. 2017;38:1708-1715 pubmed publisher
    ..The reaction mechanism is proposed, and the operating condition is also estimated with a kinetic model. This hybrid process could be a promising way to remove thiol compounds from municipal waste landfill gases. ..
  7. Povoa P, Oehmen A, Inocêncio P, Matos J, Frazão A. Modelling energy costs for different operational strategies of a large water resource recovery facility. Water Sci Technol. 2017;75:2139-2148 pubmed publisher
    ..Specific energy cost allows the identification of time periods with potential for linking WRRF with the electric grid to optimize the treatment costs, satisfying operational goals. ..
  8. Vu H, Ng K, Richter A. Optimization of first order decay gas generation model parameters for landfills located in cold semi-arid climates. Waste Manag. 2017;69:315-324 pubmed publisher
    ..The use of site specific data, provided enough information is available regarding waste mass and composition, can greatly help to improve the accuracy of these first order decay models. ..
  9. Schulte M, Jochmann M, Gehrke T, Thom A, Ricken T, Denecke M, et al. Characterization of methane oxidation in a simulated landfill cover system by comparing molecular and stable isotope mass balances. Waste Manag. 2017;69:281-288 pubmed publisher
    ..It was shown that methane consumption and temperature increase, as a cause of high microbial activity, correlated very well. ..
  10. Kogbara R, Dumkhana B, Ayotamuno J, Okparanma R. Recycling stabilised/solidified drill cuttings for forage production in acidic soils. Chemosphere. 2017;184:652-663 pubmed publisher
    ..The results suggest that recycling S/S treated drill cuttings for forage production may be a potential end use of the treated waste. ..
  11. Baawain M, Al Mamun A, Omidvarborna H, Al Jabri A. Assessment of hydrogen sulfide emission from a sewage treatment plant using AERMOD. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:263 pubmed publisher
    ..The study revealed an adverse environmental impact from the STPs on urban air quality, which may pose a threat to the public health. ..
  12. Nizami A, Rehan M, Waqas M, Naqvi M, Ouda O, Shahzad K, et al. Waste biorefineries: Enabling circular economies in developing countries. Bioresour Technol. 2017;241:1101-1117 pubmed publisher
    ..The challenges in route to successful implementation of biorefinery concept in the developing countries are also presented using life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. ..
  13. Twerd L, Krzyżyński M, Waldon Rudzionek B, Olszewski P. Can soda ash dumping grounds provide replacement habitats for digger wasps (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Spheciformes)?. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0175664 pubmed publisher
  14. Manamperuma L, Wei L, Ratnaweera H. Multi-parameter based coagulant dosing control. Water Sci Technol. 2017;75:2157-2162 pubmed publisher
    ..The considerable savings reduce sludge production, leading to further cost saving on sludge treatment. This paper presents the method, function and experiences of the full-scale implementation of the system in different WWTPs. ..
  15. Ahoughalandari B, Cabral A. Landfill gas distribution at the base of passive methane oxidation biosystems: Transient state analysis of several configurations. Waste Manag. 2017;69:298-314 pubmed publisher
    ..They also stress the importance of incorporating an appropriate design criterion in the selection of the methane oxidation layer materials and the geometrical form of passive biosystems. ..
  16. Wu X, Yue B, Huang Q, Wang Q, Lin Y, Zhang W, et al. Spatio-temporal variation of landfill gas in pilot-scale semi-aerobic and anaerobic landfills over 5years. J Environ Sci (China). 2017;54:288-297 pubmed publisher
    ..This was related to the aerobic reaction of landfill waste around the perforated pipe in the semi-aerobic landfill, which inhibited effective landfill gas generation. ..
  17. Bocharnikova E, Matichenkov V, Jiang J, Yuejin C. Si-based technologies for reduction of the pollutant leaching from landfills and mine tails. Environ Technol. 2017;38:1606-1609 pubmed publisher
    ..Si-treated local solid slags could be used for creating the biogeochemical barriers on the pollutant streams from landfills or mine tailings sites. ..
  18. Adamcová D, Radziemska M, Ridošková A, Bartoň S, Pelcová P, Elbl J, et al. Environmental assessment of the effects of a municipal landfill on the content and distribution of heavy metals in Tanacetum vulgare L. Chemosphere. 2017;185:1011-1018 pubmed publisher
    ..Next, EC values were then calculated, with the highest noted for Cd. Cd, as well as Cr, Ni and Zn are accumulated mostly in the leaves, whereas Co, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn and Pb are accumulated mainly in the roots of T. vulgare. ..
  19. Willis J, Al Omari A, Bastian R, Brower B, Debarbadillo C, Murthy S, et al. A greenhouse gas source of surprising significance: anthropogenic CO2 emissions from use of methanol in sewage treatment. Water Sci Technol. 2017;75:1997-2012 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, many alternatives to CH3OH use exist and are discussed. ..
  20. Gunkel M, Pawlowsky Reusing E. Field campaign on sediment transport behaviour in a pressure main from pumping station to wastewater treatment plant in Berlin. Water Sci Technol. 2017;75:2025-2033 pubmed publisher
  21. Woodman N, Rees White T, Beaven R, Stringfellow A, Barker J. Doublet tracer tests to determine the contaminant flushing properties of a municipal solid waste landfill. J Contam Hydrol. 2017;203:38-50 pubmed publisher
    ..This implies that diffusional exchanges are likely to be very significant for engineering of whole-site contaminant flushing and possibly rate-limiting. ..
  22. Colon J, Ponsá S, Alvarez C, Vinot M, Lafuente F, Gabriel D, et al. Analysis of MSW full-scale facilities based on anaerobic digestion and/or composting using respiration indices as performance indicators. Bioresour Technol. 2017;236:87-96 pubmed publisher
    ..These results highlight the usefulness of respirometric balances to assess the performance of MBT full-scale plants. ..