Landfill Mining

Landfill is a place where waste is dumped is referred to as a landfill site, tip, dump, rubbish dump, garbage dump, or dumping ground. The oldest and most popular method of garbage disposal is landfill. During an earthquake, landfills may experience violent shaking or soil liquefaction.

Rubbish from both residential and commercial sources is dumped in the landfills. Most of the household garbage that is disposed of in landfills is organic waste, such as food, paper, cardboard, or wood. Other garbage from the home includes plastic or tin packaging.

Landfill sites are ugly. And the issue with landfills isn’t simply the unsightly growth of rubbish piles; they also pose a serious threat to the environment, animals, and human health as well as being a significant contributor to pollution and global warming.

In landfills, trash decomposes very slowly and poses a problem for future generations.

Toxins, leachate, and greenhouse gas emissions from landfills are the three main issues. Bacteria that are produced by organic waste break down the trash. Leachate and landfill gas are created when weak acidic compounds produced by rotting trash interact with waste liquids. Additionally, there are certain unintended consequences including nauseating smells, terrible views, and rats that produce their own waste issues.

Deploy gasification technology based waste to energy plants are the answer for landfills. In addition to preventing the release of harmful waste into the environment from Municipal Solid Waste, it will also generate energy, which will lessen the burden on the use of coal for power generation.

The technology is applicable to existing landfill. Elephant Energy can work in conjunction with the landfill site to help remediate the soil contaminated by plastics.

Landfill mining is the process of excavating waste from active or closed landfills to reduce their environmental impact. This includes removing the material from the ground and sorting it into:

  • Combustibles for the gasification process.
  • Recyclable materials, and
  • Soil

The process involves a series of operations, simply described as —excavate, sieve and sort.