Landfill Gas Monitoring Articles

  • Landfills have a huge greenhouse gas problem. Here’s what we can do about it.

    We take out our trash and feel lighter and cleaner. But at the landfill, the food and yard waste that trash contains is decomposing and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfill gas also contributes to smog, worsening health problems like asthma. Globally, trash released nearly 800 million metric tons (882 million tons) of ...


    By Ensia

  • Case study - Measuring gases in AD and landfill – which is the right product for your application

    With over 30 years’ experience in the landfill and biogas sector, Geotech is synonymous with gas analysis, supplying monitoring equipment to over half of the UK biogas and landfill market, with a further 4000 portable gas analysers sold throughout the world.  Geotech’s product portfolio is tailored to satisfy a multitude of environmental monitoring requirements; our clients tell ...


    By Geotech

  • Designing A Better Alternative for Post-Closure Care

    After a landfill has reached the end of its service phase, federal law requires owners to install a final soil cover and maintain it over the next 30 years. This is the traditional strategy that most landfill owners employ and represents a significant cost of business. When all the layers are tallied together, the capping and post-closure period can cost up to $400,000 for a small, 100-acre ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Case study - 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. The analyser was on its sixth service since manufacture, under ...


    By Geotech

  • Environmental impacts of ocean-energy systems: a life-cycle assessment

    Ocean-energy technologies — which harvest renewable energy from the sea — will have a significant role to play in a future low-carbon society. A recent life-cycle analysis of different ocean-energy devices has found that life-cycle environmental impacts are caused mainly by the materials used in the mooring, foundations and structures. Improving the efficiency and lifespan of the ...

  • GPT Waste help Carillion meet landfill targets with proactive waste management services - Case Study

    The project, which was based at Doncaster train station, involved building a new platform and footbridge for the city centre station, this meant that there was a lot of excavating and signalling work to be carried out. Carillion approached GPT Waste for waste management services in order to assist in reaching their high diversion from landfill targets. GPT Waste were asked to visit the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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.

  • Shallow groundwater surrounding the Likeng landfill, Guangzhou, China – major ions and elements indicating the contamination sources

    An investigation of groundwater contamination around the Likeng landfill, Guangzhou, was carried out. Major ions and elements of 34 groundwater samples were measured, and the Piper trilinear diagram and expanded Durov diagram were used to analyze the chemical types and hydro-geochemical processes of the groundwater. End Member Mixing Analysis was used to find the types and sources of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The design and installation of the gas collection system

    The designer of gas collection plants has the task to fulfill optimally the important criteria: stability of gas quality efficiency of collection economic viability of the plant The stabilisation of the gas quality helps to solve the problem between the uneven gas production of the landfill on the one side and ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • The landfill gas collection, utilisation and surplus gas combustion acting in unison

    In landfill gas utilisation the basic task of the control system is to harmonise three completely independent processes. On the one hand, there is the gas production of the landfill which is inconstant. (From a price point of view, hardly worthwhile to store the gas in a gasometer) On the other side the independent gas utilisation process, which orientates itself to the requirement of the ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Why high temperature combustion of landfill gas?

    Due to the accumulation of knowledge and the tightening of environmental law, the landfill technology has increasingly become concerned with the management of trace compounds in landfill gas. With landfill gas, contamination is through sulphur, chlorine, fluorine, halogenated hydrocarbons and heavy metals. Other trace elements such as volatile organic compounds (VOC), impose environmental ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Assessing the Impacts of the Iran Nuclear Deal on Climate Change

    Introduction On July 14, 2015, the international economic boycott levied against Iran was scheduled to conclude. In concert with the European Union and the P5+1, the Islamic Republic agreed to a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) whereby its capacity for nuclear development would be dramatically curtailed. Among other requirements, Iran is mandated, for a period of 15 years, to ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Case study - Beijing Guohuan Tsinghua Environment Engineering Design and Research Institute

    An aerobic digestion project was commissioned on a closed landfill site in Hubei Province.  Aerobic digestion in this particular application is from a biological waste water treatment process; once sediments are removed from waste water, oxygen is used to break down the organic matter.  The site had been covered with an overlay of clean soil to enable the land to be used again ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - LFG pumping trials with Automatic Flare Systems (AFS)

    Application Landfill gas Equipment GA3000 Location United Kingdom Customer Automatic Flare Systems (AFS) Requirement Managing director at AFS, Steve Willacy said, “We want continuous landfill gas monitoring and analysis and to use a data logger to ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - Monitoring landfill gas

    Infrared absorption Infrared absorption is usually the preferred method for measuring methane and carbon dioxide. Most gases absorb radiation in the infrared region. The wavelength of radiation that is absorbed is determined by the natural vibration frequencies of the molecule. These natural frequencies will depend on several factors. Thus different gas molecules have different natural ...


    By Geotech

  • Bernaraby Landfill Power Plant - Case Study

    Clarke Energy has been contracted to supply and deliver one of GE's Jenbacher 1MWe containerised gas engine to LGI (Landfill Gas Industries Pty. Ltd.) for their new landfill gas power station project at Bernaraby, Queensland, Australia which will be operational in 2016. Generation Capacity The high efficiency ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Rockingham Landfill Gas Power Plant - Case Study

    The Rockingham landfill gas power station is located in Rockingham, Western Australia and is operated by AGL. After over a decade of operation using the original Jenbacher J320 engines by GE, Clarke Energy will deliver a fourth J320, bringing the total installed ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Case study - QED pumps are the pumps of choice at North America’s largest landfill

    The Puente Hills Landfill in Los Angeles County, California, is the largest operating landfill in North America based on daily tonnage received.  Located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Whittier, California, it is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.  It has received approximately 118 million tons of solid waste as of April 2008, ...


    By Geotech

  • GA2000 used for CO2 data logging in Japan case study

    Data logging The data logging function on Geotech's GA range of gas analysers is popular with research teams as users can take regular readings and data can be stored for several days. The data is captured regularly without researchers needing to be present, such as over a weekend or holiday. The Geotech product A project using the GA2000’s ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - Redvale Energy Park pleased with GA3000 PLUS

    Application Continuous inline monitoring of incoming landfill gas Equipment GA3000 PLUS Location New Zealand Customer Revdale Energy Park Requirement The ...


    By Geotech

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