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Main Title Landfill Gas and Its Influence on Global Climate Change.
Author Thorneloe, S. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-93/240;
Stock Number PB94-113784
Additional Subjects Climatic change ; Emissions ; Methane ; Greenhouse gases ; Environmental impacts ; Landfills ; Waste disposal ; Air pollution ; Greenhouse effect ; Global aspects ; Power generation ; Reprints ; Landfill gas
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-113784 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/27/1994
Collation 19p
The report describes the relative importance of landfills to global warming and identifies the major sources of uncertainty with current emission estimates. It also provides an overview of EPA's research program on global landfill methane, including developing more reliable estimates of global landfill methane emissions, characterizing the current state of technology for controlling and utilizing landfill methane, and demonstrating innovative technologies for mitigating and utilizing landfill methane. Landfills are considered a major source of methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas. Because this source is amenable to cost effective control measures, research designed to reduce the uncertainty associated with methane emissions estimates has been given high priority.