Lab tests for the investigation of the special waste covering system "helsasorb eco"

Client: Helsatech - Helsa Group

Schedule: 2006 - 2007

Head of Project: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Fricke

Coordinator: Dipl.-Geoökol. Tobias Bahr, Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Kugelstadt

Partner: Helsatech - Helsa Group

Location: Hattorf and Blankenhagen, Lower Saxony, Germany


Helsatech inc has designed a special waste cover system for landfill operations (compost windrows), which is supposed to reduce odor and gas load according to manufacturer information. Lab tests (gas and olfactory tests) have been run to research the cover system's quality. To determine its performance characteristics the membrane has been clamped into compost boxes to take measurements pre and past the cover system.