At Afvalzorg we believe it to be important to collaborate with different Universities, in the Netherlands and abroad. These partnerships, in combination with research programs, allow students to perform fieldwork in our landfills to gain better understanding of the undergoing processes inside the landfill body.
One of our latest trainees from the Delft University of Technology, Ties de Jong, has been working together with the Department of Sustainable Development for the past seven months. The graduation research, ‘Spatial and temporal variability of hydrological behaviour and leachate composition in a landfill stabilized by in-situ aeration’, focused on our landfill site Braambergen. The objective of the research was to investigate how water levels inside the waste body influence landfill gas extraction.