Science Inventory

Quantifying Uncontrolled Air Emissions from Two Florida Landfills

Citation:

Arcadis G&M. Quantifying Uncontrolled Air Emissions from Two Florida Landfills. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-09/046, 2009.

Impact/Purpose:

Landfill emissions study

Description:

Landfill gas emissions, if left uncontrolled, contribute to air toxics, climate change, trospospheric ozone, and urban smog. Measuring emissions from landfills presents unique challenges due to the large and variable source area, spatial and temporal variability of emissions, and the wide variety of targets pollutants. Recent advancements have been made for improved quantification of uncontrolled emissions from area sources. This technology is referred to as Radial Plume Mapping (RPM) using optical remote sensing (ORS) instrumentation to quantify uncontrolled emissions. This technology can be used at landfills to quantify uncontrolled emissions for: (1) input to obtaining Title V permits for landfill expansion; (2) establishing emission estimates for greenhouse gas inventories; (3) evaluating the suitability of a site for recreational use or development; and (4) evaluating the performance of technology changes such as use of alternative landfill cover materials or operation of wet/bioreactor landfills.

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Quantifying Uncontrolled Air Emissions from Two Florida Landfill

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 06/30/2009
Record Last Revised: 07/14/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 191566

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

ATMOSPHERIC PROTECTION BRANCH