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INFLUENCE OF AMBIENCE TEMPERATURE AND OPERATIONAL-CONSTRUCTIVE PARAMETERS ON LANDFILL GAS GENERATION: CASE STUDY NOVI SAD

ABSTRACT
Researches in the area of landfill gas generation and energy utilization are currently underway and widespread in the world for several reasons: reducing effects of greenhouse gases, possibilities for utilizing alternative energy sources, reducing conventional energy resources exploitation, and environmental protection. First part of this research is conducted with an aim to establish the influence of meteorological parameters, primarily ambience temperature, on the methane generation processes at Novi Sad landfill. The second part of the research refers to functional characteristics of landfill such as the waste age, closing practice, and the age of certain parts of landfill body, as well as the waste depth and quantity of generated methane. Based on several years of investigation, it is concluded that methane generation varies in the range of 0-34 vol.% m3/m3, and that seasonal variations have significant influence on methane generation. At low temperatures, during winter, methane generation and migration is stagnant while in summer periods, due to higher temperatures, the process of methane generation is more intensive.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2009-12-10
PAPER REVISED: 2010-02-03
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2010-03-24
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI1002555V
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2010, VOLUME 14, ISSUE 2, PAGES [555 - 564]
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