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Emission and Neutralization of Methane from a Municipal Landfill-Parametric Analysis


  • Józef Ciuła

    (Institute of Engineering, State University of Applied Sciences, Nowy Sacz, Zamenhofa 1A, 33-300 Nowy Sacz, Poland)

  • Violetta Kozik

    (Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia in Katowice, Szkolna 9, 40-007 Katowice, Poland)

  • Agnieszka Generowicz

    (Department of Environmental Technologies, Cracow University of Technology, Warszawska 24, 31-155 Cracow, Poland)

  • Krzysztof Gaska

    (Department of Water and Wastewater Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Konarskiego 18, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland)

  • Andrzej Bak

    (Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia in Katowice, Szkolna 9, 40-007 Katowice, Poland)

  • Marlena Paździor

    (Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia in Katowice, Szkolna 9, 40-007 Katowice, Poland)

  • Krzysztof Barbusiński

    (Department of Water and Wastewater Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Konarskiego 18, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland)


An attempt was made to estimate the annual production of CH 4 at a municipal waste landfill site in Poland. As a matter of fact, the extent of the unorganized emission of CH 4 from the landfill surface was approached based on the adopted mathematical model. The Ward agglomeration method for cluster analysis and the Pearson coefficient were employed to evaluate the distance-based similarity measure and to optimize methods for estimating methane emissions from a landfill as well as to verify the input parameters for the model. In order to calculate the content of biodegradable organic parts in the waste, morphological tests of the landfilled waste were performed. Physical quantities, measurements and the actual amount of the landfilled waste as well as the volume of CH 4 neutralized in a collective flare were implemented in the model, respectively. The model-based findings and experimental outcome demonstrated stable gas production in the landfill with a high CH 4 content. On the other hand, a rather low efficiency of the landfill passive degassing installation indicated the necessity to design and develop its active counterpart with the prospective application of the generated biogas for energy production in a cogeneration system.

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  • Józef Ciuła & Violetta Kozik & Agnieszka Generowicz & Krzysztof Gaska & Andrzej Bak & Marlena Paździor & Krzysztof Barbusiński, 2020. "Emission and Neutralization of Methane from a Municipal Landfill-Parametric Analysis," Energies, MDPI, vol. 13(23), pages 1-18, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jeners:v:13:y:2020:i:23:p:6254-:d:452179

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