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FGI Webinar: Waste Settlement Measurements using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles on MSW Landfills

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
Fabricated Geomembrane Institute
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Jun 9, 2022   11:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Speaker
Dimitrios Zekkos, Ph.D., P.E.
Registration
Registration
Contact
Jennifer Miller
E-Mail
fabricatedgeomembrane@gmail.com
Phone
217-333-3929
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Originating Calendar
CEE Seminars and Conferences

Recent advances on our understanding of the processes underlining settlements at Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfills indicate that waste settlements reflect waste biodegradation activity and are varying significantly with space and time. Following a brief review of these recent findings, the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in estimating field settlements will be presented. UAVs can assist in the creation of three-dimensional landfill models that can be then used to estimate the spatial and temporal variation of waste settlements and their implications on landfill covers and post-closure development. Examples from actual landfill sites will be presented and recommendations on conducting these measurements will be provided. 

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