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EREF Workshop – Understanding Factors Contributing to Elevated Temperature Landfills & Appropriate Management Approaches

November 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm EST

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While only a small number of landfills in the U.S. have exhibited higher temperatures, they present challenges for landfill operators and a concern for the public.

EREF’s workshop aims to facilitate an understanding of the mechanisms and operations for ETLFs. This full day of interactive discussions and technical presentations from waste industry experts, including academics, state agencies and facility owners, will cover topics such as ETLF definitions, regulations, management strategies and more.

For additional research and information on ETLFs, please visit our ETLF Microsite.

Registration is full. Please contact Kim Johnson (kjohnson@erefdn.org) to be placed on a waitlist.

Final Agenda>>

Early Morning Moderator: Susan Mooney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Dr. Bryan Staley, Environmental Research & Education Foundation

How Do We Define Elevated Landfill Temperatures?
Dr. Bryan Staley, Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Biological and Chemical Reactions Contributing to Heat Generation in Landfills: Current Research and Model Simulations
Dr. Morton Barlaz, North Carolina State University; Dr. Craig Benson, University of Virginia

Characterization of Elevated Temperature Landfills in Florida
Dr. Debra Reinhart, University of Central Florida


Late Morning Moderator: Clarke Lundell

Elevated Temperature in Landfills and the Effect on Landfill Gas Management, Leachate Management, Health & Safety, and Settlement
Bill Meyer, Waste Management; Erin Fanning, Bridgeton Landfill

Agency Perspectives and Regulatory Approaches
PANEL DISCUSSION: Craig Almanza, Tennessee Dept. of Environment & Conservation; Rick Carleski, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency; Craig Dufficy/Susan Mooney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Moderator: Clarke Lundell


Afternoon Moderator: Debra Reinhart, University of Central Florida

Laboratory Testing for Heat Generation Potential and Applications to Field Conditions
PANEL DISCUSSION:  Dr. Morton Barlaz, North Carolina State University; Dr. Navid Jafari, Louisiana State University

Current Strategies Deployed to Manage Elevated Temperature Situations
Greg Cekander, Waste Management; Mike Beaudoin, Republic Services

Moderator: Joe Benco, Republic Services


Reception Immediately Following Presentations

Hotel Information>>

Embassy Suites Columbus Airport
2886 Airport Drive
Columbus, OH 43219

To reserve your room, please click here or call 1-800-362-2779 and ask for the Environmental Research & Education Foundation room block.
Reservations must be completed by October 16, 2018.

Note: EREF’s room block at the Embassy is sold out on November 6th. Other accommodations are listed below (EREF does not have room blocks at these hotels.):

Homewood Suites by Hilton
2880 Airport Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43219
TEL: +1-614-428-8800

Staybridge Suites Columbus-Airport
2890 Airport Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43219
TEL: +1-614-4739888

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
2900 Airport Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43219
TEL: +1-614-478-2900

Courtyard Columbus Airport
2901 Airport Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43219
TEL: +1 614-475-8530

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November 7, 2018
8:00 am - 5:30 pm EST
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Embassy Suites
2886 Airport Dr.
Columbus, OH 43219 United States
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EREF Education Program
(919) 861-6876
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