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:: Volume 3, Issue 3 (Summer, 2016) ::
Environ. Health Eng. Manag. 2016, 3(3): 143-150 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation and analysis of gaseous emission in landfill area and estimation of its pollutants dispersion, (case of Rodan in Hormozgan, Iran)
Amirreza Talaiekhozani , Somaye Bahrami , Seyed Mohammad Javad Hashemi , Sahand Jorfi
Department of Civil Engineering, Jami Institute of Technology, Isfahan, Iran , atalaie@jami.ac.ir
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 Background: The biogases are the mixture of gases produced through the microbial decomposition of organic waste which are amply observed in the landfills. The main purpose of this study was to estimate the emission rates of landfill gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and non-methane organic compounds (NMOCs) in the solid waste landfill of Rodan city in Hormozgan province.

Methods: All the necessary information such as population, geographic and climate of Rodan city were collected. Solid waste analysis was then conducted. Afterward, the LandGEM software is used in this study for the purpose of estimation of total biogas, methane, carbon dioxide and NMOCs emission from Rodan’s landfill.

Results: The analysis of results showed that only 24.18% of the produced waste in this city is perishable. The calculations indicate that the peak of biogas production which is equal to 420 tons per year would be achieved in the year 2019. The production rates of carbon dioxide and methane in the same year would be equal to 308 and 112 tons per year respectively. The pollutants transmittance calculations in the vicinity of the landfill revealed that the maximum pollutant concentration is within the maximum distance of 200 m.

Conclusion: The results obtained in this study could be used for the purpose of design and installation of extraction or incineration equipment in the landfill of Rodan.

Keywords: Solid waste, Landfill, Biogas, Rodan city, LandGEM
eprint link: http://eprints.kmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/25514
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2016/09/24 | Accepted: 2016/09/24 | Published: 2016/09/24
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Talaiekhozani A, Bahrami S, Hashemi S M J, Jorfi S. Evaluation and analysis of gaseous emission in landfill area and estimation of its pollutants dispersion, (case of Rodan in Hormozgan, Iran). Environ. Health Eng. Manag. 2016; 3 (3) :143-150
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