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Assessment of Optimal Controls on Landfill Gas Generation to Improve Utilization Opportunities



Title: Assessment of Optimal Controls on Landfill Gas Generation to Improve Utilization Opportunities
Author(s): Shafinaz RITCHIE, Edward MCBEAN
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd International Conference on Waste Engineering and Management - ICWEM 2010
Editor(s): J.Zh. Xiao, Y. Zhang, M.S. Cheung and Reuben P. K. Chu
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-102-5
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-103-2
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 234 - 243
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 15
Language: English


Abstract: Although landfill gas (LFG) has many potential beneficial uses and may have a significant influence on abating releases of greenhouse gases (GHGs), the initial capital costs are high for constructing collection systems and combustion/utilization facilities or cogeneration systems.
To improve the economics of recovery projects, opportunities to accelerate the generation of LFG and strategies to improve capture potential and recovery efficiency from landfills are examined.
The results indicate increased moisture content, leachate recirculation (with heat addition) and installation of horizontal gas collection trenches to facilitate earlier gas capture, are the most favorable options.


Online publication: 2011-01-25
Publication type : full_text
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