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  • Streamlining Landfill Environmental Monitoring

    The Eurofins Field Services Groundwater team conducts compliance monitoring on behalf of various Victorian Landfill operators. New analytical results from the Eurofins lab and secondary labs were combined into spreadsheets containing ongoing and historical data on behalf of the landfill operators. This was a time consuming, labour intensive process. Uncontrolled, 'hand-me-down' spreadsheets can ...

  • Landfill Methane Emission Monitoring

    Methane (CH4) plays a critical role in the radiation balance and chemistry of the atmosphere. The major anthropogenic sources are anaerobic production from landfills, ruminant animals and their waste, release from the mining and use of fossil fuel, burning of biomass, etc.. On average, over the global scale, landfill methane emissions contribute between 10-19% of the anthropogenic methane burden ...

  • Landfill and Biogas gas monitoring

    Landfill and biogas provide a source of readily available and renewable energy. However, as a source of energy care has to be taken to understand and quantify impurities in the raw gas that can have an effect on either the amount of energy products, or contaminants that can foul the energy generators (siloxanes). ETG can provide analysis solutions to qualify and quantify these impurities. Gas ...

  • The Latest in Landfill Training

    The Chartered Institution of Waste Management and the Environmental Services Association will bring you four landfill training courses in the coming months. So if you or anyone within your company needs training in Leachate, Geology or Landfill Gas Management then we have the course for you. ...

  • Landfill sites: to air or not to air?

    The EU Landfill Directive sets out requirements to landfill waste in the least harmful way for the environment. For example, it aims to reduce the amount of biodegradable Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) going to landfill, and promotes the use of reasonable landfill fees under the 'polluter pays principle', thus making recovery an alternative to landfilling. However, although landfill will never be ...

  • Landfill Gas to Cash

    Assessing the value of landfill gas and advising on its optimum use is one of the specialist services of landfill experts, Coventry-based, Automatic Flare Systems (AFS).   AFS uses its mobile flare skid for landfill gas pumping trials to analyse the quantity and composition of landfill gas. Mounted on the skid is a Geotech GA3000 static gas analyser. It monitors the untreated ...


    By Geotech

  • SITA UK Adopts MP-5 for UK-Wide landfill monitoring data

    SITA UK have adopted MP-5 to manage all of their landfill environmental monitoring data. SITA UK was established in 1988 and currently employs more than 5,500 people. They have a proudhistory of delivering environmentally responsible and innovative waste solutions throughout the UK. A recycling and resource management company, we deliver solutions to 12 million residents and 40,000 business ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • Helektor rates the Geotech GEM5000 for landfill gas extraction monitoring

    Greek waste management specialists, Helektor S.A. use Geotech's portable gas analyser, the GEM5000 to adjust gas flows to optimise energy generation on the Tagarades landfill site, outside Thessaloniki, Greece.  Their four MWM-Deutz TBG 620 V16 engines generate a total of 5MW.  The site has been in operation since 2006, with power generation driven by 3000 m3/h of landfill gas, drawn ...


    By Geotech

  • Drones Take Flight as Part of New Landfill Monitoring Efforts

    Officials in Boise, Idaho, are taking to the air to inspect their landfill. But it’s not with traditional aerial photography. Instead, Ada County has acquired FAA approval to utilize a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) or drone to collect high-resolution, 2-D images of its landfill on a more consistent basis. Previously, it used manned flights to get aerial photos once or twice a year. ...


    By Penton

  • Nevada landfill operator agrees to US$36m plan to close landfill site

    Republic Services of Southern Nevada, the current operator of the Sunrise Mountain Landfill located in Clark County, Nev., has agreed to construct and operate a comprehensive remedy for the site and to pay a US$1 million civil fine in order to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and US Environmental Protection Agency announced last week. The consent decree, ...

  • The latest technology in landfill gas analysis

    Part II A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 sets the minimum standard for contamination when land is redeveloped - as a minimum, sites must not qualify as contaminated land once they have been developed. The utilisation of brownfield sites therefore necessitates environmental investigation work, but Matthew Penfold from Geotechnical and Environmental Assessment Associates (GEA) says ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Gadgets dumped in landfills unleash toxins

    Old computers, cell phones and TVs shoved aside by more glamorous gadgets that are incessantly updated -- iPhones, game systems and flat-screens -- have unleashed a growing tide of unwanted electronics. But these e-waste castoffs contain toxins, among them lead, mercury and arsenic. They can poison groundwater or pollute the air when products are ...


  • CERAM Extends Landfill Gas Packages

    In response to the on-going requirements of landfill gas monitoring clients, CERAM has developed a comprehensive suite of gas analysis to cover an extended list of compounds which are both required and of interest for landfill gas quality. These developments have made the comprehensive suites more accessible whilst still maintaining the high ...


    By Ceram

  • Landfills better open than covered

    Modern landfills which are full should not be covered with a watertight layer, says a report from Royal Haskoning, a major architects' practice in the Netherlands. Yet this is common practice today, in line with the Dutch law on environmental management which is specifically intended to isolate waste from its surroundings. The researchers are asking for a change in the legislation. Making ...


  • Flow logging upgrade for landfill gas analysers

    Recent developments to the GA5000 portable landfill and contaminated land gas analyser from  Geotech mean users can now benefit from flow logging and gas analysis in one device. Geotech is committed to understanding the applications of its customers and the legislation they ...


    By Geotech

  • No more electronic waste in Ottawa`s landfills

    E-waste cannot anymore be thrown out with the rest of a household’s trash in Ottawa, Canada as it has been included in the municipality's solid waste law. The City of Ottawa's Solid Waste Management Bylaw has been changed to exclude e-waste like discarded computers, keyboards, monitors, printers, fax machines and televisions. The bylaw states that 'given the concern for the environment ...


  • The UK’s largest hire fleet of GasClam Landfill Gas Monitors now available at Shawcity

    Shawcity are delighted to announce that following further investment, we have just extended our GasClam hire fleet by 14 brand new instruments, making it the largest in the UK. In response to growing customer demand, we can continue to have stock available as and when you need it.  Discounts are available for multiple instruments or duration of hire, making it ideal for long-term ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Rapid changes in landfill gas and biogas analysis

    Biogas analysis requirements are changing. Designed-in future proofing in gas analysers helps users keep up. It means they can quickly and easily upgrade their newly purchased products with new features anywhere in the world, anytime with online downloads available from Geotech. Positive global customer feedback on ...


    By Geotech

  • Viridor finds rare animals on its landfill sites

    Viridor has found and photographed rare species of animals on its restored landfill sites. Rare creatures such as skylarks, grey partridges and smooth snakes have found new habitats on the restored grounds along with foxes, deer, frogs and swans. Viridor talent-spotted one of its own employees to photograph the animals allowing it  to monitor the different ...

  • Municipality of Isabela Agrees to Environmental Improvements at Landfill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Municipality of Isabela, Puerto Rico, have reached a legal agreement that will result in upgrades at the Isabela Municipal Solid Waste Landfill, and a plan to permanently close the landfill by June 2020. Isabela will also implement a recycling and composting program. “This legal agreement will improve the operation and ensure the proper ...

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