Investigator:  Daniel Meeroff, FAU

According to Nabil Muhaisen (Florida Water Environment Association) and Patrick Victor (American Water Resource Association), today’s need for technological innovation has sparked a technical information revolution of continuouschange and discovery, encompassing all aspects of our lives. To remain at the leading edge of socially and environmentally responsible management of solid waste, tools to evaluate the changes are requied.   This report describes the development of web-based, internet-accessible municipal solid waste leachate management decision support tool for solid waste managers, consultants, and regulators. The tool will address the need for: 1) improving the measurement and evaluation of current leachate management practices, 2) improving the design and implementation of new or upgraded systems, 3) improving the regulatory framework to adequately deal with changing technologies and lessons learned, and 4) enhancing access to vital information on leachate management strategies and applications. The key component of the decision support tool will be the online database application that will house a Best Management Practice (BMP) guide. This guide will be constantly updated with information collected from the user profiles entered into the web-based decision support interface, allowing access to the latest information on the performance of new innovative technologies or new applications.

 

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