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dc.contributor.authorMichael, RN
dc.contributor.authorYuen, STS
dc.contributor.authorBaker, AJM
dc.contributor.authorLaidlaw, WS
dc.contributor.authorBateman, CS
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-12T05:30:56Z
dc.date.available2019-11-12T05:30:56Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.issn1448-8388
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14488388.2007.11464755
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389093
dc.description.abstractPhytocovers have been proposed as an alternative to traditional barrier covers, with aims to improve long-term environmental performance and reduce the fi nancial burden of closure costs, particularly for rural landfi lls. This research is exploring the potential for a phytocover to be implemented at a landfi ll in southeast Australia. Opportunities exist at this site to use basalt quarry scalpings typical of the Victorian extractive industry for purposes of the cover substrate, while vegetation selection has focused on indigenous plant species. Although the agronomic properties of the scalpings are not ideal, preliminary planting trials have shown that the scalpings have signifi cant potential for sustaining a careful selection of native trees and grasses. The application of mulch has not resulted in any overall plant growth advantage. A compaction trial conducted with full-scale machinery has enabled the method of placing the scalpings to be related to the in-situ dry bulk density achieved. Performance of the designed phytocover profi le will be monitored with four large test sections. Two of the test sections will employ lysimetry for the direct collection of percolation, while the other two sections will remain open to the normal fl uxes of landfi ll gas, heat and water vapour present in the landfi ll environment in order to observe their effects on the establishing vegetation cover.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge: Taylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom39
dc.relation.ispartofpageto47
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.subject.fieldofresearchManufacturing Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMechanical Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInterdisciplinary Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0910
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0913
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0915
dc.titleA Sustainable Approach for Hydraulic Control of Landfills Using Quarry Scalpings and Native Plants
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMichael, RN; Yuen, STS; Baker, AJM; Laidlaw, WS; Bateman, CS, A Sustainable Approach for Hydraulic Control of Landfills Using Quarry Scalpings and Native Plants, Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering, 2007, 5 (1), pp. 39-47
dc.date.updated2019-10-31T08:05:44Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMichael, Ruby N.


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