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Title: Analysis of factors affecting methane-gas recovery from six landfills. Final report Jul 90-Jul 91

Abstract

The report gives results of a pilot study of six U.S. landfills that have methane (CH4) gas recovery systems. (NOTE: The study was a first step in developing a field testing program to gather data to identify key variables that affect CH4 generation and to develop an empirical model of CH4 generation based on those variables. The field test program development, in turn, is part of EPA/AEERL's research program aimed at improving global landfill CH4 emissions estimates.) To evaluate the effects of climate on CH4 production and recovery, the six sites represented a variety of moisture and temperature patterns (i.e., hot and wet, cool and wet, hot and dry). Landfill gas was tested at each landfill to evaluate the quality of the gas recovery data available at each. The testing included assessing the adequacy of on-site instrumentation and scanning the landfill surfaces for organic vapors that would indicate emissions of CH4. In addition, information on waste composition and landfill characteristics was sought for each landfill. Except for flow measurements, the test procedures selected were well suited to the types of gas recovery installations encountered at the landfills visited. Based on comparisons between EPA Reference Method 3C and instrument analyses ofmore » the landfill gas compositions, all on-site analysis instruments appeared to be operating with reasonable accuracy.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6369948
Report Number(s):
PB-92-101351/XAB
CNN: EPA-68-D9-0054
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are not fully legible. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; METHANE; MATERIALS RECOVERY; AIR POLLUTION; CLIMATES; DATA PROCESSING; FIELD TESTS; GLOBAL ASPECTS; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; POLLUTION SOURCES; SANITARY LANDFILLS; WASTE DISPOSAL; ALKANES; CLIMATIC CHANGE; HYDROCARBONS; MANAGEMENT; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; PROCESSING; RECOVERY; TESTING; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; 090900* - Biomass Fuels- Processing- (1990-); 540120 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Campbell, D, Epperson, D, Davis, L, Peer, R, and Gray, W. Analysis of factors affecting methane-gas recovery from six landfills. Final report Jul 90-Jul 91. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Campbell, D, Epperson, D, Davis, L, Peer, R, & Gray, W. Analysis of factors affecting methane-gas recovery from six landfills. Final report Jul 90-Jul 91. United States.
Campbell, D, Epperson, D, Davis, L, Peer, R, and Gray, W. Sun . "Analysis of factors affecting methane-gas recovery from six landfills. Final report Jul 90-Jul 91". United States.
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abstractNote = {The report gives results of a pilot study of six U.S. landfills that have methane (CH4) gas recovery systems. (NOTE: The study was a first step in developing a field testing program to gather data to identify key variables that affect CH4 generation and to develop an empirical model of CH4 generation based on those variables. The field test program development, in turn, is part of EPA/AEERL's research program aimed at improving global landfill CH4 emissions estimates.) To evaluate the effects of climate on CH4 production and recovery, the six sites represented a variety of moisture and temperature patterns (i.e., hot and wet, cool and wet, hot and dry). Landfill gas was tested at each landfill to evaluate the quality of the gas recovery data available at each. The testing included assessing the adequacy of on-site instrumentation and scanning the landfill surfaces for organic vapors that would indicate emissions of CH4. In addition, information on waste composition and landfill characteristics was sought for each landfill. Except for flow measurements, the test procedures selected were well suited to the types of gas recovery installations encountered at the landfills visited. Based on comparisons between EPA Reference Method 3C and instrument analyses of the landfill gas compositions, all on-site analysis instruments appeared to be operating with reasonable accuracy.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {9}
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