Geo-visualization of the distribution and properties of landfill gases at Al-Qurain Landfill, Kuwait
Keywords:Landfill gas, methane, borehole, GIS, ground water, organic waste.
The public can benefit when landfills are treated and the potential energy embedded in the landfill gas (LFG) emissions is used or harnessed. This is the situation in Al-Qurain closed landfill, which has been designated as a national park after rehabilitation, treatment and gas utilization. Methane produced by organic decomposition of landfill wastes can be used to
produce combustion energy. Methane, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and hexane are also common pollutants produced by landfill areas that can pollute groundwater, air, and soil, especially when these landfills are close to residential areas. For these reasons, it is very crucial that proper and periodic monitoring of such gases should take place. The sample
and readings of LFGs from 25 boreholes in Al-Qurain closed landfill in the State of Kuwait were taken. Measured LFG quantities, velocity, temperatures and GIS mapping of these gases will help shape future efforts to minimize LFG impact on the environment and maximize potential energy production
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