Landfill Gas Management

Landfill Gas Management is an important necessity at most landfills receiving degradable wastes such as MSW and many non-hazardous industrial wastes. It is necessary to extract landfill gas in order to prevent it from migrating away from the landfill.

Landfill gas (LFG), a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide, has the potential to cause harm to human health, via explosion or asphyxiation, and to cause environmental damage such as crop failure. It also has a significant climate changing effect in the world’s atmosphere.

Examples of all three have occurred both within and outside landfills and are discussed here.

Landfill Gas Management is applying good practice techniques for extracting and controlling LFG. All are are now reasonably well established and in common use, and are discussed in this category.

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Landfill Gas Collection Systems Defined – UK Facts and Myths

If this website looks a bit strange today, please be patient. We are carrying out a major upgrade. Come back again soon!Go no further to read all about landfill gas collection systems. LFG collection systems are defined in the next section, followed by a UK landfill gas collection history. Those are the facts, now for […]

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Landfill Gas Engine Tendering Tips for High Landfill Gas Utilisation and Value

If this website looks a bit strange today, please be patient. We are carrying out a major upgrade. Come back again soon!We decided to create this article about landfill gas engine tendering due to concerns about lowest cost tendering rules. Read-on for our tips designed to help you procure high landfill Gas Utilisation and low […]

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Welcome to Our Website!

If this website looks a bit strange today, please be patient. We are carrying out a major upgrade. Come back again soon!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 […]

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Landfill Gas Bio-oxidation in Passive Biofilters

If this website looks a bit strange today, please be patient. We are carrying out a major upgrade. Come back again soon!In this article we discuss landfill gas bio-oxidation (also referred to by many people as the development of the landfill gas biofilter). We also suggest practical methods for avoiding greenhouse gas emissions at closed […]

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Carbon Trading in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

If this website looks a bit strange today, please be patient. We are carrying out a major upgrade. Come back again soon!Frequently Asked Questions in Carbon Trading How does the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (the “EU ETS” – also referred to as CCTS, and CDM) affect the Waste Industry? First of all – both hazardous […]

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

If this website looks a bit strange today, please be patient. We are carrying out a major upgrade. Come back again soon!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; […]

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Methods of Siloxane Removal from Biogas

If this website looks a bit strange today, please be patient. We are carrying out a major upgrade. Come back again soon!There are at least 5 methods of siloxane removal from biogas which have been used. This remarkable range of methods is described below. First, we will define what siloxane is and explain why it […]

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

If this website looks a bit strange today, please be patient. We are carrying out a major upgrade. Come back again soon!Landfill gas explosions taught the UK waste management industry of the very real dangers of methane gas through hard experience. The industry learnt from a series of accidents, some of which are described below, […]

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Landfill Gas Emissions and Health Effect of Landfill

If this website looks a bit strange today, please be patient. We are carrying out a major upgrade. Come back again soon!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 […]

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Landfills or Incineration? Which is Best for Reducing Carbon Emissions

If this website looks a bit strange today, please be patient. We are carrying out a major upgrade. Come back again soon!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, […]

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