Changes in landfill gas quality as a result of controlled air injection
Abbreviated Journal Title
Environ. Sci. Technol.
VOLATILE ORGANIC-COMPOUNDS; SOLID-WASTE LANDFILL; CARBON-MONOXIDE; EMISSION; MANAGEMENT; SITE; SOIL; Engineering, Environmental; Environmental Sciences
Air addition has been proposed as a technique for rapid stabilization of municipal solid waste (MSW) in landfills. The objective of this study was to observe the change in concentration of trace constituents of landfill gas in response to air addition. Air injection tests were conducted at a MSW landfill in Florida, and the concentrations of several gaseous constituents at adjacent wells within the waste were measured. The concentrations of methane, carbon dioxide, and oxygen, as well as several trace constituents, were measured both prior to and during air addition. The trace components investigated included a suite of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), nitrous oxide (N2O), carbon monoxide (CO), and hydrogen sulfide (H2S). A significant increase in CO was observed in 9 of 14 monitoring points; overall, CO concentrations were found to increase as the ratio of CH4 to CO2 decreased. A significant decrease in H2S was observed at 6 of 14 monitoring points. Air injection did not have a noticeable affect on VOC or N2O concentrations compared to initial levels.
Environmental Science & Technology
"Changes in landfill gas quality as a result of controlled air injection" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7891.