International Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Engineering

P-ISSN: 2707-8361, E-ISSN: 2707-837X
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2023, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A

Remediation of landfills in and around cities


Author(s): Tanvi Khanna

Abstract: With the rapid urbanization and increase in population, the waste generation around the world also increases, amounting to a footprint of 0.79 kilograms per person per day(2020 - ‘World Bank’ estimate). Waste disposal in open landfills cannot be a suitable method since the legacy waste in those landfills is still untreated posing a threat to the built environment. Thus, for the renewal of land on large scale and to bring about lifescape in that area two eco-friendly processes - bio mining and landfill capping are being widely used in various parts of the world to solve the former problem.IntroductionAim: Remediation or renewal of old landfills into inclusive spaces that are located in or around cities.Objective: Study of existing scenarioAnalyze the processes conducted in order to remediate the landfill.Need of study: Manual of Municipal solid waste management (2016) states that, municipal solid waste management is part of a broader urbanization planning. An essential outcome is creation of landfill sites.According to the World Bank in 2020, over 90% of waste is disposed of in unregulated or open dumping sites in low-income or developing countries.As the presence of urbanization rises, these landfill sites get filled up faster than their anticipated life span and get over used and in itself becomes an urbanization problem.These utilities which were once used to solve the waste disposal problem later turns into an eye sore which needs to be remediated to restore the urban landscape or built environment of that place.Scope: Use of resources to redevelop the land.To study revival of land which brought up opportunities to design inclusive spaces within the periphery of land.Limitation: The paper is limited to the study of the processes conducted in order to remediate the landfill as well as the case studies of landfills which have been remediated using the same processes.Hypothesis: Landfills can be remediated and resolved to be designed into inclusive spaces.

DOI: 10.22271/27078361.2023.v4.i1a.26

Pages: 13-20 | Views: 191 | Downloads: 51

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Tanvi Khanna. Remediation of landfills in and around cities. Int J Civ Eng Archit Eng 2023;4(1):13-20. DOI: 10.22271/27078361.2023.v4.i1a.26
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