Environmental impacts for setting up a waste to energy landfill site

Mercy M. Manyuchi, Charles Mbohwa, M. Mpeta, Edison Muzenda

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Issue numberMAR
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event9th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2019 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: Mar 5 2019Mar 7 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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