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Main Title Landfill gas production from large landfill simulators /
Author Jones, Larry W., ; Larson, R. J. ; Malone, P. G.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Larson, R. J.
Malone, P. G.
CORP Author Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS. Environmental Lab.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/141
Stock Number PB84-235779
Subjects Sanitary landfills--United States ; Methane
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Solid waste disposal ; Sewage ; Methane ; Gas production ; Decomposition ; Laboratory equipment ; Fuels ; Hazardous materials ; Environmental impacts ; Tests ; Leaching ; Anerobic processes ; Energy sources ; Hydrogen production
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-235779 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 101 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Two sizes of landfill simulators or test cells; one set containing approximately 320 kg wet weight of municipal solid wastes (MSW) and the other set containing 2555 kg wet weight of MSW were used to measure the amount and composition of gases produced from MSW under typical landfill conditions. The relative amounts and gas compositions follow those reported by other investigators. This study demonstrates that the conditions present in the average MSW landfill are not ideal for maximum production of methane; but large quantities of methane can, nevertheless, be produced over the active decomposition period of landfilled MSW. Further studies on the effects of environmental and microbial nutritional factors on methane production in landfilled MSW are recommended.
Caption title. "August 1984." "EPA-600/2-84-141." Microfiche.