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Main Title Background Information Document for Updating AP42 Section 2.4 for Estimating Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.
CORP Author Eastern Research Group, Inc., Morrisville, NC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Risk Management Research Lab.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 2008
Report Number EPA/600/R-08-116
Stock Number PB2009-105966
Additional Subjects Municiple solid waste landfills ; Landfill gas emissions ; Combustion by-products ; Background information ; Updating AP42 Section 2 ; 4 ; Guidance ; Developing estimates ; Available data ; Analysis ; Technology Transfer Network (TTN) Clearinghouse ; Landfill Gas Emission Model (LandGEM)
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NTIS  PB2009-105966 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/12/2010
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This document was prepared for U.S. EPAs Office of Research and Development in support of EPAs Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). The objective is to summarize available data used to update emissions factors for quantifying landfill gas emissions and combustion by-products using more up-to-date and representative data for U.S. municipal landfills. This document provides background information used in developing a draft of the AP-42 section 2.4 which provides guidance for developing estimates of landfill gas emissions for national, regional, and state emission inventories. EPA OAQPS will be conducting the review of Section 2.4. Once comments are addressed, the AP-42 section will be updated and available through EPAs Technology Transfer Network (TTN) Clearinghouse for Inventories & Emissions. This report is considered a stand-alone report providing details of available data and analysis for developing landfill gas emission factors and combustion by-products for a wider range of pollutants and technologies. The inputs that are described in this report are used in EPAs Landfill Gas Emission Model (LandGEM) for developing inputs for state, regional, and national emission inventories. Data from 62 LFG emissions tests from landfills with waste in place on or after 1992 were used to develop updated factors for use in LandGEM. This document also provides updated and additional emission factors for combustion by-products for control devices such as flares, boilers, and engines. Of the 293 emissions tests submitted to EPA for this update, over 200 contained inadequate documentation or information for use in this update. The reports that were used included LFG composition data and, in some cases, emissions data on LFG combustion by-products. These emissions tests were screened for quality and compiled to create emission factors for non-methane organic compounds (NMOC), as well as speciated compounds in LFG. This update expands the list of emission factors for LFG constituents from 44 to 167 and provides many more A quality rated emission factors.