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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.

Hazards of landfill gas

Hazards of Landfill Gas And Risks to Building Development

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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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