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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||EPA's global climate change program : landfill emissions and mitigation. /|
|Author||Thorneloe, Susan A.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Laboratory,|
|Subjects||Environmental policy--United States. ; Expenditures, Public.|
|Additional Subjects||United States.--Environmental Protection Agency--Appropriations and expenditures ; Earth fills ; Air pollution control ; Environmental transport ; Methane ; Climatic changes ; US EPA ; Study estimates ; Pollution sources ; Waste disposal ; Greenhouse effect ; Emission factors ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Ozone ; Biomass ; Gas production ; Materials recovery ; Refuse derived fuels ; Global Climate Change Program|
|Collation||20 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
The paper discusses the U.S. EPA's global climate change program, concentrating on global landfill methane (CH4) emissions and mitigation research. The EPA's Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory (AEERL) has begun research on developing more reliable emission estimates of the key greenhouse gas sources that are amenable to cost-effective control. Research has been initiated on biomass and CH4 utilization, tropospheric ozone, and evaluation of potential mitigation opportunities for emissions contributing to global climate change. The emissions program has begun to identify and quantify emission sources of greenhouse gases for anthropogenic sources including landfills, coal mines, natural gas production/distribution, cookstoves, and biomass burning. Development of enhanced emission estimates will improve the understanding of atmospheric chemistry and feedback effects, target mitigation opportunities, and ensure cost-effective mitigation strategies.
"Presented: Sardinia '91, 3rd International Landfill Symposium Cagliari, Italy, October 14, 1991." Cover title. "EPA 600/A-92/102." Microfiche.