This course focuses on modeling of hydrogen sulfide generation from processed construction and demolition materials in landfills. Upon completion of this course, the attendee will be able to:
- Define the characteristics of construction and demolition (C&D) debris composition.
- Discuss the components of hydrogen sulfide generation in a landfill.
- Describe the components of C&D debris processing and production of “fines”.
- Determine the use of fines using model development from case studies of landfills.
JENNA R. JAMBECK, Ph.D., EIT is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering at the University of Georgia. She received her PhD from the University of Florida in 2004, was an ORISE post-doc at the US EPA ORD in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire before moving to Georgia. She has conducted research on solid waste related issues over ten years, including marine debris, construction and demolition debris, wallboard, chromated copper arsenate (CCA)- treated wood, abrasive blasting media, mining waste, bioreactor landfills, hydrogen sulfide generation and treatment in landfill gas and leachate treatment with microbial fuel cells. She also has direct experience conducting life cycle assessments (LCA) for analyzing solid waste management options. She is currently leading a new NOAA partnership called the Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative with Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina which includes using culturally relevant technology with an exciting new mobile smartphone app (Marine Debris Tracker) that serves as a worldwide tool for marine debris data collection. Dr. Jambeck conducts research and teaches environmental engineering with a focus on solid waste. Her work often interweaves social context and sciences with technical aspects. She has conducted numerous research projects including those related to contaminant fate and transport during waste beneficial use, chemical fate and biological processes within disposal systems, sustainable and innovative waste management practices, marine debris and plastic pollution. As we continue to evolve from waste management to materials management, a new paradigm is being created and the Jambeck Research Group strives to be at the forefront of this transformation.