30 November 2021
Solutions for Construction of Landfills at Fatehwadi Village in Ahmedabad
Construction of landfills is an important activity to ensure proper disposal of waste materials.
A major concern in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat was the increasing problem of waste disposal management due to an increasing population and urbanization.
Worldwide, the disposal of waste materials is an increasing problem which demands greater landfill capacity. It is important to recognize that a landfill is not just a ‘dump’ for waste, but a living organism, bringing constantly changing engineering challenges. Construction of landfills is an important activity to ensure proper disposal of waste materials.
Use of geogrids to reinforce soil, enables the steepening of slopes within landfill cells, maximizing the volumes available for waste disposal. MacLine® impermeable liners contain, cap and protect pollution from contained waste material and MacMat® limits erosion from the slopes of these installations. MacDrain® drainage geomposites drain fluids (liquids or gases) from landfills.
A major concern in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat was the increasing problem of waste disposal management due to an increasing population and urbanization. The Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority decided to solve this problem by identifying a landfill site at Fatehwadi Village in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. A landfill of capacity 1,75,000 cum with height of 8m was developed to address the concern.
Maccaferri’s solution comprised of 25,000 Sqm of HDPE Geomembrane (1.5 mm thick) that was installed at site as base, side and top liners. The liner system prevents migration of leachate to surrounding soil and enhances surface drainage, prevents infiltration of water and supports vegetation. The project tenured from February-May 2006.