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Analysis of the Energetic Potential Generable from an Hybrid Bioreactor Landfill for Waste Organic Fraction

By Francesco Di Maria and Caterina Micale

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AbstractThe analysis of the amount of landfill gas generable from a full scale hybrid bioreactor landfill was investigated. The waste disposed in the landfill biocells was constituted by the waste organic fraction (WOF) arising from the mechanical pre-treatment of the residual municipal solid waste. The average humidity of the WOF was of about 40% by weight on wet basis whereas the volatile solids (VS) where about 50% by weight on total solids. The average total organic carbon concentration was of about 20% by weight of TS. The landfill gas generation potential of WOF was investigate by a standardized anaerobic test shows an average value of about 180 NL/kgVS. The construction of two full scale hybrid bioreactor landfill biocells was followed and the evolution of the composition of the landfill gas generated investigated. Results shows that in about 12 weeks the gas generated shows a methane concentration that rise rapidly from about 20% by vol. up to 55-60% by vol. In about 4 month of collection for energy recovery the amount of landfill gas generated results of about 36 Nm3/tonne significantly higher than the one detected for other traditional landfills

Publisher: Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.12.098
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