Primary Risk Associated with traditional MSE Systems – Control of Water
Proactive Liquid Management System
The Encapsulated Mechanically Stabilized Earthen (eMSE) Berms in Landfill Expansions
Proactive Control of Moisture: In an eMSE system application, the geomembrane liner system fully encapsulates the system, including the fill material, preventing the migration of stormwater run-on or run-off into the fill material. In addition to the encapsulation system, a toe drain collector at the bottom of the eMSE system collects water that enters the fill during construction.
Lessens irretrievable commitment of resources compared with the land commitment that would be associated with a lateral expansion
Avoids a potentially long and costly facility siting process
Increases capacity without increasing closure cost and with negligible impact on post-closure costs
By Design: Preserving the Environment
Reuse of Non-Traditional Materials to Reduce Construction Costs
A traditional MSE berm is inherently expensive particularly if the expanding facility must pay to source natural soil fill material for construction. This may represent the single-greatest economic challenge for the justification of a traditional MSE berm for landfill expansion. Material markets that could not be previously pursued (in both cases representing non-capacity diminishing revenue) can become a new source benefiting the owner.
Reuse of non-traditional construction materials avoids costly procurement of natural resources
Reduces/Eliminates purchase of acreage for waste containment footprint (lateral expansion)
Leverages existing facility permit
Negligible impact on post-closure costs in comparison (lateral expansion)
Can provide land reuse infrastructure; reducing future conversion costs
By Design: Cheaper
Construction Material: CCR
Construction Material: Impacted Soils
Construction Material: Incinerator Ash
Construction Material: Non-Recyclable Materials
Construction Material: Dredge Spoils
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In this economy, EnCAP-IT’s technology has proven to be a “breath of fresh air” in Waste Industry’s struggle to provide solutions increasing value, sustainability, and profitability while maintaining the highest environmental stewardship for the communities in which we operate and serve.
Chief Financial Officer, Waste Industry
The simple idea of full encapsulation within the MSE berm is tremendously advantageous to the customers by reducing the financial burden of this type of capital expenditure. This provides “smaller” landfill operators (private or public) the ability to initiate this type of project.