landfill surface gas emissions News

  • Impacts from Latest EPA Proposals to Reduce Landfill Gas Emissions

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued proposals designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that would require more than 100 municipal solid waste landfills to install systems to collect and control landfill gas. While the EPA seems confident in the positive environmental benefits of the new standards, it has comparatively little to say about the economic impacts on landfill ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • LI-COR Presents Landfill Methane Emission Data at Global Waste Management Symposium

    Measuring greenhouse gas emissions at landfills using continuous monitoring offers new insight in estimating total annual emissions. LI-COR Principal Scientist, Liukang Xu presented methane emission data collected from a landfill at Global Waste Management Symposium in Phoenix, AZ on October 1st, 2012 and discussed the advantages of continuous monitoring over traditional interval monitoring. In ...


    By LI-COR

  • NEW JERSEY landfill owners agree to comply with clean air act ; new landfill system maximizes gas collection for potential energy recovery (NJ)

    The second of two agreements to resolve longstanding problems with landfill gas emissions and their negative impacts on air quality at the Middlesex County and Edgeboro landfills in New Jersey has been reached to bring them into compliance with the Clean Air Act, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The two settlements together resolve all outstanding ...

  • Biofilters cut old landfill carbon footprint

    Researchers in the US are testing biofilter systems as a viable alternative to releasing methane from passive landfill vents into the atmosphere. The technology could reduce the overall impact of old landfills on global warming. Details are reported in the current issue of the International Journal of Environmental Engineering. Organic matter rotting in smaller, old landfill sites generates a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Geotech’s first GA5000 landfill gas analyser takes 100,000 readings for SUEZ environnement

    Geotech's first GA5000 analyser, manufactured three years ago, was recently spotted in the company's calibration rig.  This portable landfill gas monitor was the first production unit of the newly launched GA5000 gas analyser range and has prompted Geotech to look into the analyser's life since then. ...


    By Geotech

  • Atlanta-based ClosureTurf™ Helps Landfills Go Green

    The solid waste industry has “gone green.” Facing increased regulations, tighter budgets and community pressure, landfills are looking to reduce their environmental impact. One opportunity is through the use of ClosureTurf™, a ground-breaking closure system that has helped many landfills increase long term performance while simultaneously ...


    By PRWeb

  • Closure Turf™ Provides Landfills with a More Efficient and Cost Effective Gas Collection and Control System

    With the increased demand for better odor control as well as the need to capture the highest quality gas for green energy, landfill operators find themselves devoting more time and money to their sites’ Gas Collection and Control Systems (GCCS). Increasingly, national and regional operators are turning to a new product, Closure Turf™, for a ...


    By PRWeb

  • enitial chooses TDL-500 for emissions monitoring

    As one of the UK's leading independent providers of emission and pollution monitoring, control and management services, enitial required a portable methane detector that would be efficient at recording and storing very detailed data. Following an increasing demand for emissions mapping surveys to be carried out from their customers, particularly those concerned ...


    By Geotech

  • Emissions Software for Site Cleanups: Demonstration at A&WMA

    Minnich and Scotto, Inc will present a paper, “Validation Testing of the Area-Source Technique Using EPA Method TO-16” at the Air & Waste Management Association’s Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology Conference, March 15-17, 2016, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  ...


    By Minnich and Scotto, Inc.

  • Homeowners, Tenants Sue Republic Services for Putrid Smells Released from Bridgeton Landfill

    The Simmons Firm, a national litigation firm known for handling complex toxic exposure cases with offices in Clayton, Mo., and Alton, Ill., filed suit March 19 on behalf of residents living near the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill against Republic Services, Inc., Allied Services, LLC, and Bridgeton Landfill, LLC. The case is Marsha Buck et. al. v Republic ...


    By PRWeb

  • Laser gas detection success for Anglian Water Services

    Anglian Water Services (AWS) wanted to quantify methane emissions from their wastewater treatment processes. As these are less well understood and less well defined than indirect carbon emissions associated with electricity use, they set up a project to locate and quantify emissions from the processes at a wastewater treatment works. This was led by the in-house Innovation Team which undertakes ...


    By Geotech

  • Air Pollutant Emission-Rate Software for Industrial Sources is Now Available

    The need for accurate methods of quantifying industrial-source emission rates of methane and other greenhouse gases (GHGs), as well as other air pollutants, has never been greater, both domestically and abroad.  Today, Minnich and Scotto, Inc. (www.msiair.net) announces the availability of e-Calc© – an emissions-calculation software package to yield ...


    By Minnich and Scotto, Inc.

  • Greenhouse gas concentrations hit yet another record

    The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached yet another new record high in 2014, continuing a relentless rise which is fuelling climate change and will make the planet more dangerous and inhospitable for future generations. The World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin says that between 1990 and ...

  • Tecam Group Announces Equipment Supply to Cabycal for VOC Emissions Treatment for Automotive Industry in UK

    Tecam Group, engineering, assembly and installation company providing environmental technology solutions for the Industry, has announced today the supply of equipment for Volatile Organic Compounds VOC emissions reduction to painting systems producer Cabycal, as part of an integrated project for the automotive project in the United Kingdom (UK). Under the terms of the agreement, Tecam Group has ...


    By Tecam Group

  • UK Emission reductions by 80% can be done and will create 2 million new jobs

    A new report says the United Kingdom can achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050 with minimal impact on GDP and with minimal costs. "The 2050 target - achieving an 80% reduction including emissions from international aviation and shipping" was published by the UK's Committee on Climate Change which, was created to provide advice to the government ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Reach New Record

    The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, continuing an upward and accelerating trend which is driving climate change and will shape the future of our planet for hundreds and thousands of years. The World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin shows that between 1990 and 2012 there was a 32% increase in radiative ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • WMO greenhouse gas bulletin 2006:atmospheric carbon dioxide levels highest on record

    In 2006, globally averaged concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reached their highest levels ever recorded. The World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) 2006 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, published today, says it reached 381.2 parts per million (ppm), up 0.53 per cent from 379.2 ppm in 2005. The information is based on observations from the WMO Global CO2 and CH4 Monitoring ...

  • Putting a green cap on garbage dumps

    Landfill sites produce the greenhouse gases, methane and carbon dioxide, as putrescible waste decays. Growing plants and trees on top of a landfill, a process known as 'Phytocapping', could reduce the production and release of these gases, according to Australian scientists writing in a forthcoming issue of International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management. Despite legislative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • NPL’s remote sensing of methane capability enhanced.

    Following the successful construction and launch of their latest enhanced Differential Absorption  Lidar (DIAL) system this summer, NPL has moved on to calibrate its new DIAL truck and to apply its capability to a key European project. The DIAL (Differential Absorption Lidar) facility is a highly mobile truck-mounted, sophisticated laser-based system that provides rapid, ...

  • EUROPEAN COMMISSION JOINS METHANE TO MARKETS PARTNERSHIP

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2007 (ENS) - An international partnership to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas methane expanded today as the European Commission joined the United States and 19 other countries in finding ways to promote the recovery of methane and its use for energy. The primary component of natural gas, methane accounts for 16 percent of all greenhouse gas ...

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