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Key Findings of Gas and Leachate Research & Future Outlook

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Bryan Staley, PhD, P.E., President & CEO, Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Join this SWANA Webinar for the latest information on waste management processes and end of life technologies from a leading technical expert in sustainable solid waste management issues. Dr. Bryan Staley, President & CEO of the Environmental Research & Education Foundation will examine where the landfill industry is going and what issues are driving it there in this informative and interactive event.

The development and use of alternative energy has a direct effect on the composition, construction, and management of landfills today. Whether it is from policy, taxes, technology, or economics, alternative energy issues must be addressed by landfill owners and managers. Adding in increased waste diversion of organics and plastic, as well as an increased focus on the greenhouse gas emissions, and you have a landfill industry that is facing rapid change.

As a leading funding source for studies in the solid waste field, the Environmental Research & Education Foundation, Mr. Staley is able to offer a look at some of the most important current research projects going on today. During his SWANA Webinar, he will discuss industry drivers affecting landfills today and in the future, advancements in landfill gas research and data collection, and current issues surrounding leachate treatment. EREF has funded a number of research projects in these areas that Dr. Staley will touch on, including:

  • Validating models for landfill emissions (University of Illinois-Chicago)
  • Methane oxidation from landfills covers (Florida State University)
  • Measuring fugitive landfill emissions (Advanced Disposal, Republic Services, US
  • EPA, Veolia [France], Waste Connections, Waste Management)
  • Modernizing landfill gas production models (North Carolina State University)
  • Developing strategies for leachate treatment (Virginia Tech)

This update to Mr. Staley's 2013 Landfill Symposium presentation will provide participants the knowledge they need to keep up with the latest topics and research in the landfill industry. Through this SWANA Webinar, participants will be at the forefront of the issues that matter today.

January 01, 2013
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