Now you will think me a bit of a contradiction considering my slamming
of modelling for the estimations of landfill gas production.
But after nearly 20 years experience in biomass engineering I have developed a few spreadsheets and programs that enable me to determine a ballpark estimate of the probable landfill gas reserve in a given landfill given the following parameters:
Refuse mix: % of organics vs inorganics Fill composition and estimated percentage of landfill volume Landfill volumetric dimensions Does the landfill have a liner? Rainfall in mm ( preferably broken down to monthly readings and going back 10 - 20 years ) Some details on seasonal variations of both rainfall and refuse deposition. Refuse deposition history in tonnes per year and at least 10-20 year history is preferred. Refuse deposition projections in tonnes per year and life in years left in use of the landfill. Are there any water courses through the landfill? What percentage of the landfill is underwater ( water tables ) and how long has it been underwater in years? First model Free.
Email me these data and I will put them through my model gratis and fax you back the results in less than 2 days. Free!
But Modelling is only a guestimate at the best of times so this data will assist in honing my model further and give you a guestimate of the potential of the landfill being investigated.
All I ask in return is that you send me real time data of your field
results as they come in.
oh! and your fax number so I can fax the data.
Email jpeg is an alternative if requested but I prefer to send a fax!
Best End Uses for Landfill Gas: Burn in a kiln is the preferred use. Heating greenhouse steam heat exchangers is second. Heating boilers for industrial heating is also a good second Power generation is the third best use.