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Welcome to the Landfill Gas Expert Website

Read this first to find out about this website is about. Our aim is to provide those involved in the renewable energy, resource and waste management industries the best source of information about: “Landfill gas, its creation and use, from the processes that produce it, to the production of sustainable renewable energy from it”. We […]

Passive Landfill Gas Biofilter Research Reveals Potential as an Effective and Viable Option

Passive landfill gas biofilter

The Landfill Gas Biofilter – Developing Bio-oxidation Filter Technology for Landfill Gas Treatment During the Long Period of Dwindling Gas Yields at Modern Sanitary Landfills (This article is based upon a paper ref: M. Huber-Humer; Dwindling Landfill Gas – Relevance and Aftercare Approaches; 2nd Boku Waste Conference 2007, Institute of Waste Management, BOKU.) The production and […]

Methods of Siloxane Removal from Biogas

Siloxane removal from biogas

There are at least 5 methods of siloxane removal from biogas which have been used. This remarkable range of methods is described below: Siloxane Removal from Biogas: Activated Carbon Technique Activated carbon is widely used to remove organic substances from gases and liquids because it has excellent adsorbent properties and a large surface area. A proprietary […]

Notorious Landfill Gas Explosions During the 1980s in the UK and the US

Landfill gas explosions

The waste management industry learnt by hard experience from landfill gas explosions the risks imposed by the generation of landfill gas in their landfills, and the penalties in terms of death and injury when the first landfill gas explosions occurred. Somehow, although the parallel experiences to landfill gas explosions were there from the start in the mining industry, for the […]

Landfill Gas Emissions and Health Effect of Landfill

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Health Effects of Landfill and Landfill Gas The context for the “Emissions and Health Impacts Associated with Waste Management” report, is a UK Government Strategy Unit Report commissioned to assess health effect of landfill (if any was found to exist) from Enviros Consulting. This report was prepared at the request of the Strategy Unit at the UK Cabinet […]

Landfills or Incineration? Which is Best for Reducing Carbon Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Generation – Landfilling and Incineration Compared So, you want to know which is better for the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions – Landfills or Incineration? When waste is incinerated, two greenhouse gases are produced, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide. The IPCC has produced detailed guidance on what counts as greenhouse gas and what does not.  […]

Landfill Gas Management – How Long Will it be Needed?

Landfill gas management compound

How Long Will It Take Before a Sanitary Landfill Stops Producing Landfill Gas? Researchers in landfill gas management who have observed landfill gas generation rates in modern sanitary landfills, and how these vary with time, suggest that: Landfill gas generation rates increase very rapidly after the onset of gas generation (known as methanogenesis), in a […]

Landfill Gas Cut-Off Trenches for Landfill Gas Migration Control

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Landfill gas cut-off Trenches can be successfully used for landfill gas migration control where landfill gas is escaping from a landfill underground and threatening to enter properties, or causing the die-back of trees and vegetation on the landfill perimeter. Landfill Gas Cut-Off Trenches Landfill Gas Cut-Off Trenches can be a simple, and when designed correctly, […]