Stability of bioreactor landfills with leachate injection configuration and landfill material condition

Byungkwon Byun, Incheol Kim, Garam Kim, Jongwan Eun, Junhwan Lee

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In this study, the design factors of bioreactor landfill were investigated using the coupled leachate-infiltration and slope-stability analyses for various conditions of leachate injection, subgrade, and landfill waste. The factor of safety (FS) decreased with leachate injection where larger and faster reduction of FS was observed for higher injection pressure. The upper-placed injection pipes within landfill induced larger wet zone. The number of injection pipe indicated some effect on FS for the lower-placed case. The optimum location of injection pipes was at heights above Y/H = 0.33. The highest location of injection pipes should be identified considering landfill property and geometry conditions. Shallower and smaller slip surface within landfill was formed for strong subgrade whereas deeper, larger slip surface with lower FS was formed for soft subgrade. For low-compaction landfills, leachate injection reached the steady state and perched leachate was formed. The values of FS for high- and low-compaction cases were similar for soft subgrade indicating that the compaction of landfill waste does not affect the overall stability of landfill significantly for soft subgrades.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234-243
Number of pages10
JournalComputers and Geotechnics
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) and the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) , with grants funded by the government of Korea (nos. 2016R1D1A1A09919098 and 20174030201480 ).

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© 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Computer Science Applications


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