Methane Gas Utilization from Landfill Site

by Anthony J. Crutcher, Assoc. Partner; Conestoga-Rovers and Assocs., 651 Colby Drive, Waterloo, Ontario N2V 1B4, Canada,
Edward A. McBean, Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada,
Frank A. Rovers, Sr. Partner; Conestoga-Rovers and Assocs., 651 Colby Drive, Waterloo, Ontario N2V 1B4, Canada,


Serial Information: Journal of the Energy Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 1, Pg. 95-102


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The results are described of a case study of a gas extraction and utilization system located on a sanitary landfill site. The system includes the following: a 0.9-m-diameter gas extraction well, gas monitoring probes installed radially from the well, a continuously operating gas pump, waste gas outlet, and an onsite greenhouse heated by a modified forced air gas furnace. The recovery of landfill gas is both feasible and economical, even in an unprocessed state. The system operating characteristics for a 5-month period in the winter of 1979 are provided.

Subject Headings: Wells (oil and gas) | Natural gas | Emissions | Landfills | Case studies | Wells (water) | Probe instruments | Radiation

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