Alternative Title

Paper No. 10.10

Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-8-1998

Session End Date

3-15-1998

Abstract

Alcanena is a municipality located in the center of Portugal where about 85% of the Portuguese tanning industries are located, representing 65% of the national production. During decades the industrial waste was disposed directly in the soil and the waste waters discharged into the river without any treatment. Following the recent Portuguese environmental policy, the national authorities decided to rehabilitate this area. First, by the construction of a waste water treatment plant (WWTP) and a impermeabilized lagoon for WWTP mud deposition, then by the construction of a landfill for deposition of the tanning scraps and, finally, when the maximum capacity of the lagoon was reached by the construction of a landfill for deposition of the pre-treated WWTP muds. In this paper special importance will be given to this landfill, to the mud pre-treatment procedures and to the air and water monitoring systems.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-8-1998

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1998 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Alcanena Industrial Waste Landfill − Description of a Portuguese Case History

St. Louis, Missouri

Alcanena is a municipality located in the center of Portugal where about 85% of the Portuguese tanning industries are located, representing 65% of the national production. During decades the industrial waste was disposed directly in the soil and the waste waters discharged into the river without any treatment. Following the recent Portuguese environmental policy, the national authorities decided to rehabilitate this area. First, by the construction of a waste water treatment plant (WWTP) and a impermeabilized lagoon for WWTP mud deposition, then by the construction of a landfill for deposition of the tanning scraps and, finally, when the maximum capacity of the lagoon was reached by the construction of a landfill for deposition of the pre-treated WWTP muds. In this paper special importance will be given to this landfill, to the mud pre-treatment procedures and to the air and water monitoring systems.