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Title: Full Scale Bioreactor Landfill for Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Emission Control

Abstract

The Yolo County Department of Planning and Public Works constructed a full-scale bioreactor landfill as a part of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Project XL program to develop innovative approaches for carbon sequestration and greenhouse emission control. The overall objective was to manage landfill solid waste for rapid waste decomposition and maximum landfill gas generation and capture for carbon sequestration and greenhouse emission control. Waste decomposition is accelerated by improving conditions for either the aerobic or anaerobic biological processes and involves circulating controlled quantities of liquid (leachate, groundwater, gray water, etc.), and, in the aerobic process, large volumes of air. The first phase of the project entailed the construction of a 12-acre module that contained a 6-acre anaerobic cell, a 3.5-acre anaerobic cell, and a 2.5-acre aerobic cell at the Yolo County Central Landfill near Davis, California. The cells were highly instrumented to monitor bioreactor performance. Liquid addition commenced in the 3.5-acre anaerobic cell and the 6-acre anaerobic cell. Construction of the 2.5-acre aerobic cell and biofilter has been completed. The current project status and preliminary monitoring results are summarized in this report.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
County Of Yolo
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
912519
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-01NT41152
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; BIOREACTORS; CARBON SEQUESTRATION; CONSTRUCTION; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; GREENHOUSE GASES; LANDFILL GAS; MONITORING; MONITORS; PERFORMANCE; PLANNING; SANITARY LANDFILLS; SOLID WASTES; US EPA; WASTES; WATER

Citation Formats

Ramin Yazdani, Jeff Kieffer, Kathy Sananikone, and Don Augenstein. Full Scale Bioreactor Landfill for Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Emission Control. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/912519.
Ramin Yazdani, Jeff Kieffer, Kathy Sananikone, & Don Augenstein. Full Scale Bioreactor Landfill for Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Emission Control. United States. doi:10.2172/912519.
Ramin Yazdani, Jeff Kieffer, Kathy Sananikone, and Don Augenstein. Wed . "Full Scale Bioreactor Landfill for Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Emission Control". United States. doi:10.2172/912519. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/912519.
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abstractNote = {The Yolo County Department of Planning and Public Works constructed a full-scale bioreactor landfill as a part of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Project XL program to develop innovative approaches for carbon sequestration and greenhouse emission control. The overall objective was to manage landfill solid waste for rapid waste decomposition and maximum landfill gas generation and capture for carbon sequestration and greenhouse emission control. Waste decomposition is accelerated by improving conditions for either the aerobic or anaerobic biological processes and involves circulating controlled quantities of liquid (leachate, groundwater, gray water, etc.), and, in the aerobic process, large volumes of air. The first phase of the project entailed the construction of a 12-acre module that contained a 6-acre anaerobic cell, a 3.5-acre anaerobic cell, and a 2.5-acre aerobic cell at the Yolo County Central Landfill near Davis, California. The cells were highly instrumented to monitor bioreactor performance. Liquid addition commenced in the 3.5-acre anaerobic cell and the 6-acre anaerobic cell. Construction of the 2.5-acre aerobic cell and biofilter has been completed. The current project status and preliminary monitoring results are summarized in this report.},
doi = {10.2172/912519},
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place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {3}
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