EREF Project Publications

Development of a Strategy for the Treatment of Landfill Leachates
Investigators: Virginia Tech
Start Date: May 2013
End Date: October 2017
Award Amount: $171,842

Assessing Accuracy of Tracer Dilution Measurements of Methane Emissions from Landfills with Wind Modeling
Investigators: University of Delaware and University of California Berkeley
Start Date: June 2013
Award Amount: $200,890

Evaluating Air Emissions and Fuel Efficiency of Solid Waste Collection Vehicles
Investigators: University of Nebraska at Lincoln and North Carolina State University
Start Date: March 2012
End Date: 2015
Award Amount: $262,602

Transitioning from Active to Passive Care at Municipal Landfills: Full-Scale Site Evaluations using the EPCC Methodology
Investigators:
Geosyntec Consultants
Start Date:
October 2014
End Date:
April 2016
Award Amount:
$40,403

Carbon Sequestration in Landfills: Documentation from Field Samples
Investigators: North Carolina State University
Start Date: June 2009
End Date: December 2014
Award Amount: $37,784

Development of Methods to Measure the Hydrogen Sulfide Production Potential of Sulfur-Containing Wastes
Investigators: North Carolina State University
Start Date: August 2012
Award Amount: $163,336

Energy Source Creation from Diverted Food Wastes via Hydrothermal Carbonization
Investigators: University of South Carolina
Start Date: February 2012
Award Amount: $132,577

Joint Industry Air Testing Development
Investigators: Cygnus Environmental Group & Florida State University
Start Date: May 2012
Award Amount: $432,000

Complete Recycling of Concrete Waste through Geopolymerizations
Investigators: University of Arizona
Start Date: August 2011
Award Amount: $68,021

Revisions to the National Waste & Recycling Association Manual of Recommended Safety Practices
Investigators: National Waste & Recyling Association
Start Date: June 2011
End Date: December 2013
Award Amount: $50,000

International Field Validation of a New IPCC Model for Landfill Methane Emissions
Investigators: University of Illinois - Chicago
Start Date: January 2011
End Date: December 2012
Award Amount: $145,880

Integrated Solid Waste Management and Its Environmental Sustainability in a Carbon Constrained Environment
Investigators: North Carolina State University
Start Date: December 2009
End Date: December 2012
Award Amount: $268,873

Ergonomics Study of Waste Collection
Investigators: University of Central Florida
Start Date: August 2010
End Date: August 2012
Award Amount: $180,271

Impacts to Public Recycling from Psychological and Technological Stimulus
Investigators: University of Georgia
Start Date: July 2011
End Date: June 2012
Award Amount: $67,775

Field-Scale Assessment of Evapotranspirative Methane Oxidation Caps for Sustainable Management of MSW Landfills in Sub-Humid Climates
Investigators: Michigan State University
Start Date: July 2007
End Date: June 2012
Award Amount: $145,000

Development & Application of a Tracer Gas Correlation Technique to Determine Whole Landfill Rates of Methane Emission & Oxidation
Investigators: Florida State University and Cygnus Environmental
Start Date: February 2011
End Date: February 2012
Award Amount: $30,588

Fate of Nanoparticles in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Investigators: University of Central Florida
Start Date: January 2010
End Date: December 2011
Award Amount: $156,544

Quantifying Capture Efficiency of Gas Collection Systems with Gas Tracers
Investigators: University of Delaware
Start Date: January 2010
End Date: August 2011
Award Amount: $140,993

Modernizing Models and Data on Methane Production from Landfills
Investigators: North Carolina State University
Start Date: August 2010
End Date: July 2011
Award Amount: $110,000

Determining Critical Data Requirements for Implementation of the EPCC Methodology Prerequisites Module - a Multi-Site Case Study
Investigators: Geosyntec Consultants
Start Date: September 2007
End Date: March 2011
Award Amount: $100,000

Field Intercomparisons of Methods to Measure Fugitive Methane Emissions
Investigators: SCS Engineers
Start Date: July 2008
End Date: January 2011
Award Amount: $488,788

Constraining the Effects of Secondary Porosity on CH4 Oxidation
Investigators: Florida State University
Start Date: January 2010
End Date: December 2010
Award Amount: $100,000

Moisture Consumption during Gas Production in Landfills: Implications to Permitting ET Caps
Investigators: Michigan State University
Start Date: August 2009
End Date: August 2010
Award Amount: $25,000

Radiological Investigation Results for Pennsylvania Landfill Leachate: 2009 Tritium Update
Investigators: Safety Ecology Corporation
End Date: February 2010
Award Amount: $72,500

Landfill Gas Management: A Roadmap for EREF Directed Research
Investigators: North Carolina State University and University of Central Florida
Start Date: September 2007
End Date: February 2010
Award Amount: $102,363

Beyond Disposables: Eco-Clamshell Reusable To-Go Program
Investigators: Eckerd College
End Date: December 2009
Award Amount: $32,000

Microbial Fuel Cells in Landfill Applications
Investigators: University of New Hampshire
End Date: December 2009
Award Amount: $121,516

Modeling of Hydrogen Sulfide Generation from Landfills Beneficially Utilizing Processed Construction and Demolition Materials
Investigators: University of New Hampshire
End Date: December 2009
Award Amount: $147,558

Treatment of Leachate Before Injection into a Bioreactor Landfill: Reduction of the Pipe Clogging Potential
Investigators: University of Manitoba
Start Date: December 2005
End Date: November 2009
Award Amount: $100,000

Geophysical Monitoring of Leachate Recirculation at Orchard Hills Landfill
Investigators: University of Illinois
End Date: June 2009
Award Amount: $26,875

The Effect of Liquid Waste Addition on Degradation of Paper Products
Investigators: Virginia Tech
End Date: June 2009
Award Amount: $65,000

For EREF projects published before 2008, please send an e-mail to sbolyard@erefdn.org