Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday July 21st

Today we worked on individual projects until 1:50 pm when we left for the Landfill field trip.
At the Landfill we were met by Ron Bishop and he gave us a tour of the closed facility.
We were able to go atop the "hill" itself and had an explanation on how the landfill is lined from the top and bottom and how they capture the gas through a slit between the two liners. The also have water pump system on the top and bottom of the garbage pile. The top of the garbage is where they pump in the water and the bottom to collect the water that they then seperate into concentrate (that will be re-pumped into the garbage) and a water that is high in ammonia that they are going to pump on top of the hill itself.
Ron Bishop also showed us where they burn off the methane.

At the end of the day we did a bit more work on our individual projects and discussed field trips that are posted on the calendar. We decided that we will postpone our individual project presentations until we have done more work on them.



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