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Main Title Measurement of fugitive emissions at a bioreactor landfill [electronic resource] /
Author Modrak, Mark. ; Modrak, M. ; Hashmonay, R. ; Varma, R. ; Kagann, R.
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Author Title of a Work
Varma, Ravi.
Hashmonay, Ram.
Kagann, Robert H.
CORP Author ARCADIS Geraghty and Miller, Durham, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division,
Year Published 2005
Report Number EPA-600/R-05/096
Stock Number PB2007-109512
Subjects Landfill gases ; Waste disposal sites--Environmental aspects--United States ; Hazardous waste sites--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Bioreactor landfill ; Fugitive emissions ; Measurement ; Spectrometer ; Field testing ; Open-path Fourier transform infrared (OP-FTIR) spectometer ; Optical remote sensing-radical plume mapping (ORS-RPM)
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NTIS  PB2007-109512 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 online resource ([122] p.) : ill., charts, maps, digital, PDF file.
The data presented in this report are from three field campaigns performed during September 2002, May 2003, and September 2003 by ARCADIS and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.EPA) to measure fugitive emissions at a bioreactor landfill in Louisville, Kentucky, using an open-path Fourier transform infrared (OP-FTIR) spectrometer. The study involved a technique developed through research funded by U.S.EPAs National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) that uses optical remote sensing-radial plume mapping (ORS-RPM). The horizontal radial plume mapping (HRPM) method was used to map surface concentrations, and the vertical radial plume mapping (VRPM) method was used to measure emissions fluxes down-wind of the site. Surveys were conducted in five areas at the Louisville facility: As-Built (an area designed as a bioreactor land-fill), Retrofit (an area converted to a bioreactor landfill), Control, Biocover, and Compost. In general, the As-Built area was found to have the highest methane fluxes. In addition to VRPM surveys, HRPM surveys were performed in the As-Built and Retrofit areas. Two definitive methane hot spots, having concentrations over 80 ppmv were found at the Retrofit area during the September 2002 campaign.
Title from title screen (viewed on Dec. 17, 2010). "August 2005." "EPA-600/R-05/096." Includes bibliographical references (p. 67-68).