2What did you throw away over the weekend? Write a list in your spiral of every item you or your family discarded over the weekendWhere do all of those items go and what happens to them when they get there?Write down your thoughts in your spiral.
3How much garbage?Orange County residents throw away an average of 9 pounds of solid waste per day.Convert that to kilograms.After compacting, solid waste has an average density of about 700 kg/cubic meter.How much compacted waste could our classroom hold, wall to wall, floor to ceiling?Brainstorm with your table partner and those next to you. Figure it out. Check with another group.
4How much garbage?If every student from all my classes (135) left their days trash in this room (assume the trash is compacted) how long would it take for the room to fill up?
5Orange County Landfill 288-acre landfill : Cells 9, 10, 11, 12The Magic Kingdom is 107 acres.
6What happens to all this garbage after it is hauled to the landfill? Write down in your spiral what you think happens, if anything, to the waste.
7Inside a Landfill Landfill Diagram Methane gas recovery system? Leachate collection and treatment systems?Monitor well?
8What does a landfill produce? GasesMethane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen, carbon monoxideand organic vapors (benzene, dichloromethane, hexane, toluene, , vinyl chloride, xylenes, others)LeachateRunoff from the landfill containing many substances such as: nitrogen, phenols, pesticides, solvents and heavy metals (Hg, Pb, Cd)
9Some of these substances were not on the lists of what you threw away. Where do they come from?Chemical Reactions
10Methane (CH4) Production One pathwayBiological waste: food, yards waste, diapers, newspaper, etcAnaerobic (bacterial) breakdown to acetic acid then breakdown to methane and carbon dioxide.CH3COOH → CH4 + CO2decomposition
11Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Production The anaerobic bacterial breakdown of drywall.CaSO4 ∙2H2O → H2S + Ca+ + O2decompositionFeS + 2 HCl → FeCl2 + H2SWhat is happening between the iron and hydrogen atoms?double replacement
12Dangers of Gas Production Methane is very combustible. If it gets to the surface (oxygen) and is near enough heat, it can explode.CH4 (g) + O2 (g) → CO2 (g) + H20 (g)What type of reaction would this be?combustion
13Leachate contaminants Rusting of metals while on the surface of the landfill can be the first step for some other processes.Iron reacts with oxygen to form iron oxide (rust) 2Fe(S) + 3O2(g) → 2 Fe2O3(s)synthesis
14Leachate contaminants cont. If an aluminum can is exposed to acid and rust the following reaction will occur.2Al (s) + Fe2O3 (aq) → 2Fe + Al2O3 (aq)This reaction also generates a lot of heat and can cause fires in the landfill.How would you describe what is happening in this reaction between the aluminum and iron atoms?single replacement