Effect of bio-cover equipped with a novel passive air diffusion system on methane emission reduciton from landfill

W.J. Lu, Zishen Mou

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Abstract

Based on the aerothermodynamic principles, a kind of breathing bio-cover system was designed to enhance oxygen (O2) supply efficiency and methane (CH4) oxidation capacity. The research showed that O2 concentration (v/v) considerably increased throughout whole profiles of the microcosm (1m) equipped with passive air diffusion system (MPADS). When the simulated landfill gas SLFG flow was 771 and 1028 gm−3 d−1, the O2 concentration in MPADS increased gradually and tended to be stable at the atmospheric level after 10 days. The CH4 oxidation rate was 100% when the SLFG flow rate was no more than 1285 gm−3 d−1, which also was confirmed by the mass balance calculations. The breathing bio-cover system with in situ self-oxygen supply can address the problem of O2 insufficient in conventional landfill bio-cover. The proposed system presents high potential for improving CH4 emission reduction in landfills.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSardinia 2011 Proceedings : Thirteenth International Waste management and Landfill Symposium
Number of pages9
PublisherCISA, Environmental Sanitary Engineering Centre
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event13th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium - S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy
Duration: 3 Oct 20117 Oct 2011
Conference number: 13

Conference

Conference13th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
Number13
CountryItaly
CityS. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari
Period03/10/201107/10/2011

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