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Hazards of Landfill Gas And Risks to Building Development

Hazards of landfill gas

Understanding the hazards of landfill gas and evaluating the risks in relation to the location and form of building development, is fundamental to arriving at a successful and safe design strategy. The major hazards of landfill gas with respect to building development are summarized as follows: (a) Flammabilily hazards of landfill gas Landfill gas is […]

Siloxane and Landfill Gas

Siloxane and landfill gas

Landfill gas (biogas) released from landfills contains small quantities of siloxane. It can also be found in biogas from sewage treatment plants. A siloxane is any chemical compound composed of elements of the form R2SiO, where R is a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group. They belong to a wide class of compounds known as […]

Potential Impacts of Landfill Gas Emissions

Hazards of landfill gas

Landfill gas when emitted from a landfill gives rise to a list of possible impacts. Just think of the following attributes of landfill gas emissions each of which brings the risk of potential impacts of landfill gas emissions: Landfill gas is; flammable, explosive after it is emitted, when in the right mixture with air (oxygen) an asphyiant devoid of […]

Untapped US Landfill Gas Resources Present an Opportunity for Green Investment


Untapped landfill gas resources in the US are surprisingly large due to the fact that a regulatory requirement to collect it has generally been absent. According to the EPA in the US in 2011- 2012 there were about 510 candidate landfills with no landfill gas extraction and utilization (such as Landfill Gas to Electricity (LFGTE)) which […]

Understanding Landfill Gas Risks Before Buying Property Near a Landfill

Buying Real Estate: Understand Landfill Gas Risks before buying land near a landfill! The ability of landfill sites to evolve methane has been recognised for very many years by site operators who appeared until the mid-seventies to accept small fires caused by ignition of methane as one of the minor problems associated with waste disposal.  […]