Significance and Present Conditions of Research on the Settlement of MSW Landfill
XIE Qiang1, ZHANG Yongxing1, ZHANG Jianhua2(1.College of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University , Chongqing 400045,China;2.Chongqing Municipal Administration Committee, Chongqing 400015, China)
The settlement of MSW landfill is a principal Geotechnical Engineering problem of sanitary landfilling. It is significant to do research on the settlement of MSW landfill. The research will provide grounds in theory for organizing the procedures of land filling, for using the limited space of landfill, for design and maintenance of the protection system, for design of the capacity expansion in vertical and for reuse of the closed landfills. The authors also review some commonly used methods for the MSW landfill settlement research and some results achieved by the domestic and overseas scholars. Some new ideas of research on the settlement of MSW landfill are briefly presented.