State-of-the-art systems enabling easy monitoring of CO2 and CH4 gases
Landfill gas is a complex mix of different gases; 40-60% methane, with the remainder being mostly carbon dioxide.
Legislation requires that these gases are safely removed to avoid a physical explosion due to the build-up of pressure beneath the cap. Safe disposal usually entails burning such as flare stacks, internal combustion engines or by processing to produce Methane gas fuel. For large sites with access to power distribution, infrastructure internal combustion engines are used to generate electricity which is fed into the local electricity grid.
Instead of escaping into the air, landfill gas can be captured, converted, and used as a renewable energy resource. Using landfill gas (LFG) helps to reduce odours and other hazards associated with LFG emissions, and prevents methane from migrating into the atmosphere and contributing to local smog and global climate change.
All of the above safe disposal processes require the measurement of the Methane content (and in many cases the CO2 concentration). Edinburgh Sensors provide gas sensors for both Methane and CO2 that can be integrated into landfill gas processing systems enabling easy monitoring of these gases.
Have a look at a recent article about waste to syngas production, we discuss how our range of NDIR sensors can be used to measure landfill gas emissions.
Solutions for Landfill Gas Monitoring
Edinburgh Sensors offer several easy-to-use landfill gas monitoring solutions. You can view these solutions below. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for then get in touch with a member of our team. We would be delighted to assist you with a bespoke solution to meet your requirements.