methane monitoring Articles

  • Reduced Emissions for Landfill Gas Installations

    The use of landfill gas as a source of renewable energy is increasing. For environmental and safety reasons, the owners of the waste storage sites have to strictly monitor and control the construction, operations, and emissions generated. Sulzer offers solutions to control these emissions within the limits given by the government. Landfill gas is similar to natural gas, but it is created by ...


    By Sulzer

  • Measurements of Methane Emissions and Surface Methane Oxidation at Landfills: WR1125

    Methane emissions from landfill were estimated to account for around 3% of the UK‟s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2009. The reported figure for methane emissions from landfill in the UK represents 41.5% of all UK methane emissions. The IPCC guidelines indicate that measurement of methane emissions is necessary to validate models and to provide confidence in country specific model ...

  • Measuring methane at the UK`s first viable compact anaerobic digester plant

    At the UK's first viable compact anaerobic digester (AD) plant aimed at local food waste treatment, a Geotech GA3000 fixed biogas analyser monitors methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The plant, a modular scalable AD system, unveiled by React Environmental in July 2012 at Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, can handle some 1,000 ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - React Environmental use GA3000 to measure methane

    About the customer React Environmental anaerobic digestion plant in Carmarthenshire, Wales, handles up to 5,000 tonnes of food waste a year. The Geotech product The company uses Geotech's GA3000 (now superseded by GA3000 PLUS) fixed biogas analyser to monitor methane, carbon dioxide, oxygen and hydrogen sulphide.  React's Arrash Shirani talks about ...


    By Geotech

  • Enhanced stabilisation and methane potential of MSWs in a field-scale landfill with leachate recirculation

    This study was carried out on two field scale test cells constructed at Odayeri Sanitary Landfill (OSL) located at the European side of Istanbul city. Approximately 11,000 tons of municipal solid wastes (MSW) were filled at equal quantities to each cell (C1 and C2). Leachate was periodically recirculated to one (C2) of the test cells in various quantities. These cells are compared in terms of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of methane oxidation in a landfill cover material using a simple indicator approach

    Estimates of methane (CH4) oxidation rates (Rg) in biocovers are crucial for development of abatement strategies. Rg values were estimated in a landfill biocover with a simple approach based on gas diffusion theory. R ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • AEMS signals methane concentration for Landfill Systems case study

    Application Landfill - power generation Equipment AEMS and GA3000 Location United Kingdom Customer Landfill Systems Requirement Landfill Systems needed a fixed gas analyser with telemtery for landfill gas power generation. ...


    By Geotech

  • Organic waste biodegradability test bio methane potential method

    Management Summary The biogas production from a mixture of food waste, garden waste, paper, napkins, plastic, metals and glass and anaerobically digested sludge was monitored until gas production had ceased. The homogenised biowaste mixture was subjected to two pre-treatment methods prior to being fed to the BMP reactors, these were: pasteurisation at 70oC ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Improving the reliability of closed chamber methodologies for methane emissions measurement in treatment wetlands

    Non-homogeneous mixing of methane (NHM) within closed chambers was studied under laboratory conditions. The experimental set-up consisted of a PVC vented chamber of 5.3 litres of effective volume fitted with a power-adjustable 12 V fan. NHM within the chamber was studied according to fan position (top vs lateral), fan airflow strength (23 vs 80 cubic feet per minute) and the mixing time before ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Spray-applied gas membrane system instrumental in methane mitigation at Playa Vista

    The Playa Vista development, located near Marina Del Rey, California, has drawn political opposition over land-use issues and building safety concerns dating back to the 1990’s, which continued through the project’s inception in 2001. At the heart of the public safety concern was naturally occurring methane gas, which is known to be explosive if allowed to accumulate in confined ...


    By CETCO

  • Methane emission potential of open dumps in Chennai: a case study

    Monitoring of atmospheric levels of methane and other Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) holds great promise for the mitigation of global warming resulting from increasing radioactive trapping by atmospheric gases. Since, the direct measurements of landfill methane emission found to be difficult, the methane emission potential of the open dumps in Chennai has been estimated using first–order decay models ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Study Raises Big Questions on U.S. Fugitive Methane Emissions

    A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences sheds light on a question that continues to vex industry executives and policymakers alike: How significant are fugitive methane ...

  • Monitoring Databases

    EHS Data have been providing software and services to our clients to help them manage and report on their Environmental, Health and Safety Data for more than 14 years. This paper deals with the global evolution in environmental concerns and how this changes the data management obligations and requirements of companies. ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • Remediation of chlorinated ethenes, ethanes, and methanes in groundwater using carbon- and iron-based electron donor

    Field-scale pilot tests were performed to evaluate enhanced reductive dechlorination (ERD) of dissolved chlorinated solvents at a former manufacturing facility located in western North Carolina (the site). Results of the site assessment indicated the presence of two separate chlorinated solvent–contaminated groundwater plumes, located in the northern and southern portions of the site. The ...


  • Methane emission estimates using chamber and tracer release experiments for a municipal waste water treatment plant

    This study presents two methods for estimating methane emissions from a waste water treatment plant (WWTP) along with results from a measurement campaign at a WWTP in Valence, France. These methods, chamber measurements and tracer release, rely on Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and cavity ring-down spectroscopy instruments. We show that the tracer release method is suitable for ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Methane conversion efficiency as a simple control parameter for an anaerobic digester at high loading rates

    The anaerobic digestion process is globally applied to the treatment of highly concentrated wastes such as industrial and rural effluents, and sewage sludge. However, it is known to be relatively unstable. When loaded with high concentrations of organic material, unwanted volatile fatty acids (VFA) are often produced rather than methane (CH4) gas which can lead to digester acidification and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Gas Detection and Monitoring Systems

    In greenhouse applications, the accurate measurement of a number of environmental parameters such as carbon dioxide concentration, temperature, light intensity, water, humidity, pH and nutrient levels using sophisticated sensors is used to create a controlled environment for optimising plant growth rates while minimising energy usage. Carbon dioxide concentration is also one of the best ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Monitoring of digesters in biogas plants

    Renewable sources of energy are gaining steadily in importance. Leading the way is the use of methane gas obtained from fermentation processes in biogas plants. Overloading such plants with excessive biomass may have drastic economic consequences and may even inactivate the biomass, necessitating a cost-intensive restart. Adding too little biomass also has financial consequences, as less ...


  • Landfill Gas Monitoring Procedures

     Purpose of Document The purpose of this document is to provide standardized procedures for California Integrated Waste Management Board (Board) inspectors to use when performing landfill gas (LFG) monitoring during routine disposal site inspections. The standardization of procedures is intended to produce an acceptable level of confidence in the monitoring. This document presumes that each ...


  • How Accurate is Your Monitor?

    When you consider the many regulations and guidelines that health and safety officers and first responders are faced with, it is amazing they maintain the ability to detect such a wide variety of hazardous pollutants and toxic agents.  There is no lack of regulations governing how to monitor chemical compounds, and the list grows longer all the time.  New standards for portable gas ...

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