Calorimeter test for aluminum production waste reactivity

Navid H. Jafari, Timothy D. Stark

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Secondary aluminum production wastes (APWs) are frequently disposed in dry form in Subtitle D nonhazardous waste landfills, where unfortunately they can react adversely with leachate. APW reactions can cause sustained temperature increases that inhibit normal anaerobic biodegradation and potentially reduce the longevity of the waste-containment system. A constant pressure calorimeter test procedure is outlined that can simulate an APW reaction in a landfill environment to evaluate reactivity. The paper discusses the influence of typical APW composition and particle gradation on temperature increase. A procedure to calibrate the calorimeter is recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers
Subtitle of host publicationGeo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2014 Congress
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Number of pages10
Edition234 GSP
ISBN (Print)9780784413272
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 Congress on Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Geo-Congress 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Feb 23 2014Feb 26 2014

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
Number234 GSP
ISSN (Print)0895-0563


Other2014 Congress on Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Geo-Congress 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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