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20th Annual PWIA-SWANA Joint Fall Conference

September 5 & 6, 2018

Hilton Harrisburg

1 North 2nd Street

Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 233-6000

Exhibitor and Sponsor registration opens soon

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Pre-Conference Training

Wednesday September 6, 8:00 AM

$50 for PWIA or SWANA Members            $75 for non-members

Eligible for PE CEU’s

Landfill Subsurface Exothermic Events

This short course will review research and experience from case histories related to subsurface heat generation and accumulation at landfills.

The course emphasizes contributing factors to Elevated Temperature Landfills (ETLFs) such as biological-chemical processes, operational practices and environmental conditions that have been experienced at several ETLFs.

There will be a very brief discussion on the modeling of ETLFs and the possible mechanisms that trigger such reactions within landfills. These models have many assumption in regards to waste composition and environmental factors affecting. Regardless, we will forge ahead and report on findings that predict heat generation, consumption and releases from ELTFs.

A large portion of the course will deal with the management of ELTFs. We will first discuss monitor temperature and other landfill constituent properties (gas and leachate composition and quality) to try and predict various phases during an ELTFs life.

We will then take these properties and see how they might affect slope instability, settlement and releases at the landfill.

Finally, we will try and address how to minimize damage to infrastructure and containment systems at the landfill. Such mitigating efforts will hopefully have the effect of isolating and containing heat within the ELTF and reducing risk to human health and the environment.




Dr. Koerner is Director of the Geosynthetic Institute.

He is in charge of laboratory accreditation, field certification and continuing education at the Institute. He also manages several research projects and has published over 300 technical papers in his 35-year association with polymers used in below ground construction.

Dr. Koerner’s Ph.D. is from Drexel University in Geotechnical Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer and a certified quality auditor.

George has received many awards over the years. The most notable being IFAI’s Environmental Technologies Award of Excellence 1995, ASCE’s DVGI Geotechnical Engineer of the year in 2004, the title of ASTM Fellow in 2013 and GMA’s first Koerner lecturer in 2017

Exhibitors and Sponsors

  • Download the registration form below.
  • Email your completed registration form to Chanda Martino at Chanda@KeystoneSWANA.org.
  • Be sure to have your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for a booth in the Exhibit Hall. 
  • After your registration form has been processed, an invoice will be emailed to you with payment instructions.
  • Payments can be made by credit card online or by mailing a check. 
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