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Comparison of Solid Waste Stabilization and Methane Emission from Anaerobic and Semi-Aerobic Landfills Operated in Tropical Condition
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  • Journal title : Environmental Engineering Research
  • Volume 19, Issue 3,  2014, pp.261-268
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Environmental Engineering
  • DOI : 10.4491/eer.2014.S1.003
 Title & Authors
Comparison of Solid Waste Stabilization and Methane Emission from Anaerobic and Semi-Aerobic Landfills Operated in Tropical Condition
Sutthasil, Noppharit; Chiemchaisri, Chart; Chiemchaisri, Wilai; Wangyao, Komsilp; Towprayoon, Sirintornthep; Endo, Kazuto; Yamada, Masato;
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 Abstract
Leachate quality and methane emission from pilot-scale lysimeters operated under semi-aerobic and anaerobic conditions were monitored for 650 days. Two semi-aerobic lysimeters were filled with un-compacted and compacted municipal solid wastes whereas two anaerobic lysimeters containing compacted wastes were operated with leachate storage at 50% and 100% of waste height, respectively. Despite having high moisture in wastes and operating under tropical rainfall events, leachate stabilization in semi-aerobic lysimeters took place much faster resulting in BOD reduction by 90% within 60 days, significantly shorter than 180-210 days observed in anaerobic lysimeters. Nitrogen concentration in leachate from semi-aerobic lysimeter could be reduced by 90%. In term of gas emission, semi-aerobic lysimeter with un-compacted wastes had much lower methane emission rate of compare to anaerobic lysimeters () through seasonal fluctuation was observed. Nevertheless, semi-aerobic lysimeter with waste compaction has similar performance to anaerobic lysimeter.
 Keywords
Biodegradation;Landfill gas;Leachate;Semi-aerobic lysimeter;Tropical climate;
 Language
English
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