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Landfilling of Waste: Biogas

Series: Landfilling of Waste

Edited By: TH Christensen, R Cossu and R Stegmann

840 pages, 220 line illus, 15 b/w illus, tabs

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #53537 | ISBN: 0419194002
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Landfilling of waste is an international issue of environmental and political concern, and should be viewed as part of an integrated waste management system. Landfilling of waste: Biogas is the third in a series of reference books which provide a comprehensive overview of the state of the art and identify new directions in landfill technology and landfill research. The editors have collected contributions from authors of international reputation in landfill. The book begins with a description of gas generation and composition, covers the environmental aspects, discusses gas production, extraction and transportation, treatment and utlization, emissions and safety, and ends with a selection of case studies.


Preface. List of contributors. Chapter One: Introduction. Gas issues in landfill management - T.H. Christensen, R. Cossu and R. Stegmann; Landfill Gas utilsation: an overview - R. Stegmann; Landfill gas utilisation: an overview - R. Stegmann; Landfill gas utilisation: Statistics of existing plants - H.C. Willumsen. Chapter Two: Gas generation and composition Gas-generating processes in landfills - T.H. Christensen, P. Kjeldsen and B. Lindhardt; Landfill gas components - G. Rettenberger and R. Stegmann; Emissions of volatile halogenated hydrocarbons from landfills - A. Deipser, T. Poller and R. Stegmann; Physico-chemical characterisitics and toxicology of landfill gas components - G. Massacci and M. Reiter. Chapter Three: Environmental Aspects Landfill gas migration in soil - P. Kjeldsen; Explosion and fire hazards associated with landfill gas - D.J.V. Campbell; Health aspects of gaseous emissions from landfills - T.F. Eikmann; Effects of landfill gas on vegetation - U. Neumann and T.H. Christensen; Effects of landfill gas on groundwater - H.B. Kerfoot; Influence of landfill gas on global climate - S.A. Thorneloe; Landfill gas odours - F.B. Frechen; Emission and dispersion modelling of landfill gas - S. Cernuschi nd M. Giugliano. Chapter Four: Gas Production Modelling landfill gas production - R. Cossu, G. Andreottola and A. Muntoni; Prediction of landfill gas production from laboratory scale tests - H.J. Ehrig; Actual landfill gas yields - H.C. Willumse; Field testing for evaluation of landfill gas yields - R.K. Ham. Chapter Five: Extraction and transportation Zones of vacuum influence surrounding gas extraction wells - R.J. Lofy; Predicted effectiveness of active gas extraction - R.J. Lofy; Predicted effectiveness of passive gas wells - R.J. Lofy; Design of combined landfill gas extraction systems - A. Leach; Landfill gas pumping and transportation - R.Cossu, G.M. Motzo and M. Reiter; Condensate from landfill gas: production, quality and removal - R. Cossu and M. Reiter. Chapter Six: Gas Treatment Combustion processes and emissions of landfill gas flares - G. Rettenberger and W. Schreier; Preformance of landfill gas flaring systems - G. Baldwin and P.E. Scott; Landfill gas treatment by biofilters - R.A. Figueroa; Landfill gas upgradng: removal of carbon dioxide - M.J.J. Scheepers; Landfill gas upgrading: removal of hydrogen sulphide - G. Rettenberger and H.M. Decker; Landfill gas upgrading: removal of halogenated hydrocarbons and other trace organics - K.D. Henning, M. Shaffer and K. Giessler. Chapter Seven: Gas utilisation Options and economics of landfill gas utilsation in the USA - S.A. Thorneloe; Landfill gas use in reciprocating engines in England - H.D.T. Moss; La

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