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Main Title Global Methane Emissions Program for Landfills, Coal Mines, and Natural Gas Systems.
Author Beck, L. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-93/251;
Stock Number PB93-212579
Additional Subjects Methane ; Emission factors ; Air pollution sampling ; Earth fills ; Coal mining ; Natural gas ; Waste disposal ; Materials handling ; Global aspects ; Study estimates ; Abandoned sites ; Concentration(Composition) ; Gas production ; Distribution systems ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-212579 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/22/1993
Collation 8p
The paper gives the scope and methodology of EPA/AEERL's methane emissions studies and discloses data accumulated thus far in the program. Anthropogenic methane emissions are a principal focus in AEERL's global climate research program, including three major sources: municipal solid waste landfills, coal mines, and natural gas systems. A major emphasis in the landfill program is measurement of emissions from operating landfills and calculation of country-specific emissions. Landfill methane emissions are not estimated, but factors affecting emissions are discussed and estimates developed by others are provided. For coal mines, existing data collected by other researchers are combined with EPA data on emissions from surface mines, coal handling systems, and abandoned mines to provide an estimate of global emissions of 46 Tg/yr. Methane from natural gas production, transmission, and distribution systems is estimated to be 4.4 Tg/yr for the U.S.