EPA Science Inventory

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S LANDFILL GAS EMISSION MODEL (LANDGEM)

Citation:

Thorneloe*, S. A., M. Laur*, A. Reisdorph, C. E. Burklin, R. Pelt, AND R. Bass. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S LANDFILL GAS EMISSION MODEL (LANDGEM). Presented at 7th Int. Waste Management and Landfill Symp, Cagliari, Italy, 10/4-8/99.

Description:

The paper discusses EPA's available software for estimating landfill gas emissions. This software is based on a first-order decomposition rate equation using empirical data from U.S. landfills. The software provides a relatively simple approach to estimating landfill gas emissions. The modeling methodology relies on a tiered approach where default data are used initially, and field test data for a specific landfill are developed and used to develop more accurate estimates. The paper gives an overview of the model and how it is used in the U.S. for determining applicability to national regulations and for developing estimates for emission inventories.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/PAPER)
Start Date: 10/07/1999
Completion Date: 10/07/1999
Record Last Revised: 06/21/2006
Record Created: 09/26/2003
Record Released: 09/26/2003
Record ID: 63593

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

ATMOSPHERIC PROTECTION BRANCH