UTA civil engineers shaping sustainable solutions, increasing energy production at Denton landfill
Alternative energyCities, counties and countries have spent decades covering trash with intricate layers of liners and soil in landfills as the best way to protect groundwater and eventually reclaim usable green space. Now civil engineers at The University of Texas at Arlington are asking whether that refuse should be dug up to recycle it or convert it to energy through modern processes designed to boost methane production in landfills. UTA and the City of Denton are partnering on a groundbreaking landfill project. The project is supported through a three-year, $399,806 Denton grant.