Development of correction factors for landfill gas emission model suiting Indian condition to predict methane emission from landfills

Avick Sil, Sunil Kumar*, Jonathan W C WONG

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Abstract

Methane emission from landfill gas emission (LandGEM) model was validated through the results of laboratory scale biochemical methane potential assay. Results showed that LandGEM model over estimates methane (CH4) emissions; and the true CH4 potential of waste depends on the level of segregation. Based on these findings, correction factors were developed to estimate CH4 emission using LandGEM model especially where the level of segregation is negligible or does not exist. The correction factors obtained from the study were 0.94, 0.13 and 0.74 for food waste, mixed un-segregated municipal solid waste (MSW) and vegetable wastes, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume168
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

User-Defined Keywords

  • Biochemical methane potential
  • LandGEM
  • Methane
  • Model
  • Waste

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