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SWANAPalooza 2020, Atlanta, Georgia

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 26 @ 5:00 pm

Meet many SCS professionals at SWANAPalooza 2020 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia, March 23-26, 2020.

SWANApalooza is SWANA’s leading technical conference for professionals to explore environmental solutions for integrated solid waste management. This year’s theme is “Connecting Our Resources” and is designed to showcase technologies and solutions to transform waste into a resource.

The conference will cover such topics as PFAS; Landfill Fire Mitigation; Zero Waste to Landfill; Diversion Programs; Treating MSW; Injury Prevention; Solid Waste Collection Optimization; Solutions to Recycling Challenges; Biogas and RNG; Waste-to-Energy Facilities; Federal Air Quality Regulations for Landfills; Landfill Methane Program; Transforming Waste Plastics; and much more!

SCS professionals speaking at the conference include: Pat Sullivan, Dr. Viraj deSilva, David Hostetter, Sam Rice, Dan Cooper, Greg Hansen, and dozens of SCSers will be in attendance and at booth 102!

PFAS Management Research in Solid Waste Landfills
Tuesday, March 24, 2020: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

MODERATOR   Dr. Viraj deSilva, Wastewater Treatment Director, SCS Engineers
PANELISTS    Dr. Morton Barlaz, Professor and Head of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, NC State University; Dr. Bryan Staley, PE, President & CEO, Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF); Dr. Thabet Tolaymat, PE, EPA’s Solid Waste R&D Expert, USEPA Office of Research and Development

This keynote session examines the findings and state of research being conducted by the U.S. EPA, North Carolina State University, and the EREF to further understand the environmental risks posed by PFAS in solid waste management and to identify practical approaches to manage PFAS. Covered topics include methods to sample and analyze PFAS, PFAS modeling, leachate treatment technologies, and lifecycle and economic assessments.


Managing Landfill Gas Well Liquids for a Pump Perspective
Tuesday, March 24, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Panelists from the engineering, operations and manufacturing world will discuss the use of pumps for extracting liquids from landfill gas wells. Although initially designed to simply collect the gas, landfill gas extraction wells are now being utilized to remove significant volumes of landfill liquids. While wells may be quipped “dual” extraction wells, a reliable well manufactured and maintained pump is needed for proper liquids extraction…

SPEAKER(S) Dan Cooper, Greg Hansen


PFAS Treatment and Concentrated Waste Management Alternatives in Solid Waste Landfills
Tuesday, March 24, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

This session will compare the benefits, costs, and potential drawbacks to three treatment options for PFAS in landfill leachate: high-pressure membranes, ion exchange resins, and granular activated carbon. Using case studies and an interactive approach, presenters will help audience members analyze the benefits of the various treatment systems for their particular sites…

SPEAKER Viraj deSilva


Breakfast Roundtable 9: PFAS Management Research in Solid Waste Landfills – Discussion 
Wednesday, March 25, 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Covered topics include methods to sample and analyze PFAS, PFAS modeling, leachate treatment technologies, and lifecycle and economic assessments.



Navigating the Maze of Federal Air Quality Regulations for Landfills
Wednesday, March 25, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

The panel discussion includes a review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for landfills, including the most recent versions of the landfill New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines (EG) [40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 60, Subparts XXX and Cf]; the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) [40 CFR Part 63 Subpart AAAA]; and the Federal Plan for implementation of the EG [40 CFR Part 62, Subpart OOO]. The diverse panel includes industry experts, legal experts, and regulators.

SPEAKER Patrick Sullivan


How Innovative Technologies are Improving Landfill Operations
Wednesday, March 25, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Come and see how innovative technologies are used to improve the operations and maintenance of landfills. There will be a lively discussion on current (SCADA systems, drones, automatic wellheads, sensors, IoT, etc.) and emerging (big data, AI, aerial methane monitoring, etc.) technologies. Specific examples will be given on how these technologies are and will be applied to landfills and their outcomes…

SPEAKER(S) Dave Hostetter, Sam Rice


SWANApalooza presents the latest news and technology in the industry, as well as on-site training, local facility tours, and networking with top industry leaders.  The conference also provides six 3-day training courses on Landfill Gas Systems Operations and Maintenance; Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO); Managing Composting Programs; Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems; Transfer Station Management; and Zero Waste Principles and Practices.

Beginning this year, SWANApalooza is incorporating municipal waste-to-energy operational issues, technology, and research initiatives into its programming.

Visit the conference website for more information and to register for this premier technical conference!




Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree St, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
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