PITTLEACH. A numerical model of landfill stabilization

Alessandro Battaglia, Frederick G. Pohland, Peter Fox, Leonard W. Casson

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This paper addresses the theoretical development, use and application of PITTLEACH, a computer program conceived to simulate the processes of landfill stabilization. Since the physical, chemical and biological stabilization phenomena occurring in a landfill are very complex, highly variable, and difficult to predict or reproduce in detail, the objective of the work reported herein was to develop an operational model which sufficiently simulates the most important mechanistic features of these processes, and is able to be validated by operating data. Such a model can be useful in understanding, designing for and managing the processes of stabilization at sanitary landfills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Engineering
EditorsPeter A. Krenkel
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0872628108
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1991 Specialty Conference on Environmental Engineering - Reno, NV, USA
Duration: Jul 8 1991Jul 10 1991

Publication series

NameEnvironmental Engineering


OtherProceedings of the 1991 Specialty Conference on Environmental Engineering
CityReno, NV, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering


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