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Solid Waste Compaction

Solid Waste Engineering:
If the waste in a landfill has an un-compacted bulk density of 8.3 lb/ft3 and the landfill compaction is 1400 lb/yd3, how much volume reduction is achieved by compaction?

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The first step in doing this problem is using unit conversion to convert cubic feet to cubic yards. This will enable us to compare the un-compacted density with the compacted density.

There are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard. We can ...

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Given the pre- and post-compacted volumes, we will find the volume reduction achieved by solid waste compaction