Environmental Engineering

From Landfill Gas to Energy : Technologies and Challenges by Vasudevan Rajaram

By Vasudevan Rajaram

Converting previous landfills to power generating websites, whereas taking pictures emitted greenhouse gases, has confronted quite a few technical, monetary and social demanding situations and advancements in recent years. additionally, the re-mining of landfills to get well important land in dense city components and correct landfill closure has been an issue of dialogue and research. Designed as an summary textual content for landfill administration from cradle to grave, this volume’s content material stretches from the basics to the particularly indepth info. through placing down their joint overseas event, the authors have meant to either advisor and encourage the person for their landfill project.

Introducing the elemental innovations of landfill fuel administration and its wishes and value within the current international strength situation, this available reference quantity provides key landfill fuel administration ideas at neighborhood, nationwide and worldwide degrees. intimately, it supplies an account of the new applied sciences to be had for landfill gasoline therapy and its usage. It summarizes landfill fuel prediction versions built in numerous components of the area and info their adequacy in numerous box stipulations. protecting either landfill remediation elements and monetary issues whereas deciding on a landfill gasoline to power usage venture, the reader will get acquainted with the sensible elements of changing a landfill website. additionally, the demanding situations confronted by way of municipalities and landfill operators in recuperating landfill gasoline as an power resource are defined, and strategies are instructed for fixing them successfully. those contain sensible execution difficulties, governmental matters, and constructing regulations to motivate funding. the amount additionally contains quite a few case reviews of landfill gas-to-energy usage tasks from around the globe, which are reviewed and customised for the reader’s personal program with the aid of broad reference section.

Intended as an summary textual content for complex scholars and researchers within the correct engineering and know-how fields (Environmental, Civil, Geotechnical, Chemical, Mechanical and Electrical), this booklet can be fairly useful to practitioners comparable to municipal managers, landfill operators, designers, strong waste administration engineers, city planners, expert experts, scientists, non-governmental agencies and entrepreneurs.

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Methodology for data interpretation, review and reporting. Means of communicating the results of the monitoring. The action plan should include details of relating to the following: • • • The criteria used to determine the severity of an event. g. an odour complaint. Emergency procedures and protocols. ). The compliance of specific conditions of landfill regulation and LFG specific requirements. These must relate to the following. • • • The appropriate measures that must be taken in order to control the accumulation and migration of LFG.

With a calorific value of about 5 kWh/ m3, LFG constitutes a high-value fuel for gas engines that can be effectively used for power generation. 0* kWh/m3 (*Depends on methane content in LFG). 7 kWh/m3. The actual heating value of the gas from a landfill is a function of the type age of the waste, the type of landfill cover, and many other factors. 5 litres of heating oil. If it is assumed that a ton of household waste has a gas production potential of 180–250 m3 over a period of 15–20 years, then the energy potential hidden in a sanitary landfill becomes clear.

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