Landfills can produce foul odors and landfill gas can move through soil and collect in nearby buildings. Only Entech has analytical solutions that can measure sample volumes and VOCs accurately in high CO2 and methane matrices found in soil gas.
Landfill gas (LFG) is produced as a bi-product of anaerobic digestion of organic waste within a landfill. Among these are methane, carbon dioxide and a combination of trace volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These compounds can pose a number of issues to the surrounding community, to the environment, and to industrial applications utilizing LFG to produce electricity and heat.
Apart from carbon dioxide and methane, LFGs can contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and odorous compounds. Emissions of VOCs contribute to ground level ozone formation (smog). Ozone can reduce or damage vegetation growth and cause respiratory problems in humans. HAPs can cause many health problems, such as cancer, respiratory irritation, and central nervous system damage.
Siloxane Monitoring in Landfill Digester
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