reduce landfill gas emissions 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

  • Low emission combustion of landfill gas

    Type     HOFGAS®- Efficiency 2000 (3x) Commissioning     July 2002 Site     Ämmäsuo Landfill (Espoo, FI)  SituationÄmmässuo landfill is located in Espoo, about 20 km from Helsinki. The landfill is the largest one in Finland and one of Europe’s largest. In order to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Use of biocatalysts to reduce hydrogen sulfide emissions from lagoons and landfills

    Emission of odors from ponds and lagoons occurs due to aerobic and anaerobic decomposition of organic solids to release hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, and other organic by-products.  Aerobic biodegradation occurs near the water-air interface, where diffusion of oxygen occurs, while anaerobic degradation prevails mainly near the bottom of the pond or lagoon, where there is low or no dissolved oxygen ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Can phytocapping technique reduce methane emission from municipal landfills?

    Landfill gases, predominantly methane and carbon dioxide, are produced by the biodegradation of organic wastes. Biodegradation occur, if the water comes in contact with the buried waste. Techniques such as clay capping are used to minimise percolation of water into the landfill, or gas collection system installed to reduce methane emission into the atmosphere. The use of clay cap has proven not ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Utilisation of Municipal Solid Waste Compost as landfill cover soil for reducing greenhouse gas emission

    Municipal Solid Waste Compost (MSW-C) was introduced for improving landfill cover soil properties and enhancing methane oxidation. The landfill cover soil was irrigated with leachate for maintaining appropriate moisture content for methane oxidation reaction. It was found that MSW-C was an effective landfill cover material for landfill gas emission control exhibiting the highest Methane Oxidation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions using various thermal systems in a landfill site

    In this paper, the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from an uncontrolled landfill site filled with Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) are compared with those from controlled sites in which collected Landfill Gases (LFG) are utilised by various technologies. These technologies include flaring, conventional electricity generation technologies such as Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and Gas Turbine (GT) and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Utilisation of landfill gas for the generation of energy

    The gases in landfill sites that develop during degradation processes, largely contribute to the greenhouse effect and additionally harbour considerable safety and health hazards. However, they are also often rich in methane and therefore a potential energy carrier. In many countries much of this potential for the generation of electricity and heat from landfill gas still exists. Furthermore, ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Compost as a landfill cover material for the elimination of methane emissions

    Landfills, with about 40 - 60 Mio t emitted CH4 each year, are considered to be an important global source of the greenhouse gas methane. These emissions are especially caused by inadequate gas collection systems and uncontrolled emissions from old dumps and unauthorised open dumping. With traditional gas collection systems only 40 to 60 % of the produced gas can be collected and reused or safely ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Development of Low noise landfill gas flare

    Summary: Increasing requirements of the environmental standards and planning permission conditions create more challenges to the equipment providers. Environment Agency guidance demands low emission levels and local planners put low noise levels in their conditions for landfill sites. Achieving both at the same time with conventional equipment was found problematic. Biogas Technology has ...


    By Biogas Technology Limited

  • Case study - Landfill waste gas abatement

    For over 43 years Catalytic Products International has designed and manufactured specialized oxidation systems for use in controlling process-related VOC emissions. The QUADRANT-NRV Series Thermal Oxidation System is designed for use with the low-volume/high-BTU waste gas stream emitted from many landfill gas purification processes. As we utilize our Venturi Burner Package to process the waste ...

  • Landfill Gas Use Trends In The United States

    MOST PEOPLE think of landfills as a necessary evil at best, but our current primary method of waste management generates a by-product with significant energy value - landfill gas (LFG). Collection and control of LFG results in significant reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. With the greater focus on climate change, a burgeoning market for GHG emission offsets is emerging and landfills ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Actively aerated methanobiofilters to control methane emissions from landfills

    Methane (CH4) capture at sanitary landfills for energy recovery is capable of reducing the impact of CH4 on the global atmospheric carbon budget. However, gas capture may only be viable where gas quantities are high enough to warrant economical energy production. Considering the potential global warming impacts, there is a need to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mitigating methane emissions from passive landfill vents: a viable option for older closed landfills

    This study investigated the use of biofilters to reduce methane emissions from landfill passive gas vents. Two biofilter designs were evaluated. The two filter designs achieved similar percent oxidation averages. The radial biofilter design, however, obtained a much higher methane oxidation rate. The higher surface area of flow in the radial biofilters decreased the methane influx leading to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Feasibility of landfill gas as a liquefied natural gas fuel source for refuse trucks

    The purpose of this paper is to develop a methodology to evaluate the feasibility of using landfill gas (LFG) as a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel source for heavy-duty refuse trucks operating on landfills. Using LFG as a vehicle fuel can make the landfills more self-sustaining, reduce their dependence on fossil fuels, and reduce emissions and greenhouse gases. Acrion Technologies Inc. in ...

  • Case study: Lachute landfill

    Substrate: Landfill Biogas flow: 6.500 Nm3/h H2S inlet: 1.300 ppm H2S outlet: 10 ppm Year of installation: 2011 This BioGascleaner was installed as a replacement of another H2S filter which collapsed due to the normal H2S and biogas flow fluctuations of the plant. The system is produced ...


    By Biogasclean A/S

  • Landfills Expand Energy Output

    HIGH fossil fuel prices and growing concern about global climate change are creating favorable conditions for landfill gas energy (LFGE) projects. Notably, endorsement of LFGE by Federal agencies and many states as a form of “green” power has enabled LFGE developers to earn premiums for electricity marketed through green power programs, and to benefit from expanded federal tax credits for ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Major Considerations in Landfill Closure

    Preparing for the closure and long-term care of a municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) can be an inordinate undertaking. Whether public or private, all landfills eventually reach the end of their active lifecycle. Before closure, a landfill must meet a series of criteria as determined by Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Following closure, those same regulations ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • MARCA Landfill gas to Energy project - Brazil case study

    Project Description The project is being developed by EcoMethane who has invested, designed, constructed, installed and currently operating the LFG collection and flaring systems. In addition, EcoMethane developed the project under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol and placed the carbon credits in the marketplace. When a suitable power purchase agreement is in place, ...


    By Biogas Technology Limited

  • Turning a Liability into an Asset: A Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project Development Handbook

    Each person in the United States generates about 4.5 pounds of solid waste per day almost one ton per year. Most of this waste is deposited in municipal solid waste landfills. As this landfilled waste decomposes (a process that may take 30 years or more), it produces landfill gas. Landfill gas contributes to the formation of smog and poses an explosion hazard if uncontrolled. Furthermore, because ...


  • Greenhouse gas emissions and reduction studies using a portable TDL gas monitor

    Boreal Laser's GasFinder is a portable open path gas monitor based on laser technology. GasFinder is uniquely suitable for studies of greenhouse gas emissions. It is specific to the gas of interest, provides one second response and has a broad dynamic range. GasFinder is permanently calibrated and is very small and light (less than 5kg). Alignment is easy and stable. No on-site electronic tuning ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

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