This short course will provide you with knowledge of the changing nature, sustainability, technical concepts and requirements for landfill management and explore the continued role of landfill in integrated waste management.

At a glance

  • Duration3 days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost

What you will learn

On successful completion of this short course you will be able to:

  • Critically understand the properties (physical, chemical, and biological) commonly associated with Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and apply concepts and principles to perform calculations using waste properties,
  • Critically understand describe and appraise the process that control generation of landfill gas (LFG): understand the parameters contributing to LFG production and composition, the risks and production controls,
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of why and how to control, collect and treat landfill gas: understand the main components of LFG management, appreciate factors controlling operation of the systems and identify potential benefits for LFG reuse,
  • Apply complex concepts and principles in order to design and manage a landfill site with reference to: Landfill Directive requirements, liners, performance.

Core content

  • Waste properties and characterisation,
  • Landfill biochemistry and gas production,
  • Landfill design and landfill engineering requirements,
  • Gas management and reuse applications,
  • Landfill performance assessment and failures.


Dr Frederic Coulon
Keith Knox
Bob Gregory, Golder Associates
Stewart Davies, Viridor

Accommodation options and prices

Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis from Sunday to Friday. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.

Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road 
MK43 0AL

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