9th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Environmental Impacts for Setting up a Waste to Energy Landfill Site

Mercy Manyuchi, Edison Muzenda & Charles Mbohwa
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Waste Management

Engineered landfills are being proposed for proper waste management in developing countries as well as bio energy generation and recovery from the organic waste. Organic waste is a major emitter of greenhouse gases if left to rot, however proper operation of a landfill will see the realization of products like biogas, bio ethanol and bio pellets. In most developing countries, the landfills did not have the waste to energy recovery facility and must be constructed accordingly. However, there is need to minimize the environmental damage during the construction, operation and closure phases of the landfill. The construction of an engineered landfill has potential to create jobs and also boost the usage of green renewable energy. However there are negative impacts on the air, soil, water and personnel that must be minimized to allow the harnessing. of bio energy from landfills without harming the environment.

Published in: 9th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Bangkok, Thailand

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: March 5-7, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5323-5948-4
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767