Physical, Chemical, and Biological Properties of MSW


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Review:  MSW Properties MS-Excel file available on the Blackboard Course Shell


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Bulk Density

How can this information be used?


GEOTECHNICAL PROPERTIES

SOIL PHASE DIAGRAM.
Soil Phase Diagram
Vsample=Vsolids+Vliquid+Vgas Wsample=Wsolids+Wliquid   (Wgas~0.00) V=volume, W=weight or mass

Moisture Content (MC)

Field capacity (FC)

Moisture held by capillary forces.
Graphic of liquid held by capillary forces

Hydraulic Conductivity, K


CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

Proximate Analysis

  1. Loss of moisture (temp held at 105 C)
  2. Volatile Combustible Matter (VCM) (temp increased to 950 C, closed crucible)
  3. Fixed Carbon (residue from VCM)
  4. Ash (temp = 950C, open crucible)

Fusing Point of Ash

Ultimate Analysis

Energy Content


BIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

Biodegradability


ASSIGNMENTS

Page last updated January 28, 2013 by Dr. McCreanor