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Landfill Biogas Treatment
According to the EPA’s most recent data (2007), the U.S. has
over 1,700 active
the number of landfills has
significantly decreased over the last 20 years, the average size
of landfills has increased.
Landfill sites produce methane and carbon dioxide gases due to
the natural decomposition of solid waste material.
landfills are the second largest source of human-related methane
emissions in the United States,
accounting for approximately 23 percent of these emissions in
Biogas conditioning systems are used in a variety of industries including waste water treatment facilities, dairies and landfills. Utilization of biogas conditioning systems provides landfills with an opportunity to collect and dispose of the high levels of methane found in landfill gases. Currently, many landfills are using untreated gas containing impurities such as; sulfur, chlorine, silicon and moisture, to generate power and fire boilers. This untreated gas can make existing equipment such as boilers, engines, fuel cells and turbines more susceptible to increased damages, increased maintenance costs and shorter life spans. Power generation equipment suppliers have specific inlet gas requirements. Western Biogas Systems provides landfills with gas conditioning systems which meet these requirements.
Biogas conditioning for power generation applications involves the removal of Siloxanes, H2S and moisture (dehydration). Additionally, biogas conditioning for pipeline injection applications requires further purification involving CO2 removal. This gas may then be converted to valuable pipeline gas, providing additional financial opportunities.
Western Biogas Systems consults with landfill teams to explain the biogas conditioning concepts and designs a biogas conditioning system specific to each site’s needs. The most cost effective system is engineered and then fabricated to those unique specifications. Western Biogas Systems provides ongoing project consulting and directing. Additionally, project start-up services, gas sampling, maintenance plans and performance guaranties are also available.
Let Western Biogas Systems be your partner in finding solutions for converting landfill gases to useable energy. Together, we can produce a system which provides for the reduction of carbon emissions and equipment replacement costs associated with damage from untreated gases, as well as increased revenue earnings and positive community relations.