Ceram Provides Guidance on Monitoring and Quality Control of Landfill Gas and Biogas

New white paper outlines the importance of testing and monitoring during the production of energy from waste

Ceram has published a new white paper that discusses the increasing use of methane derived from biodegradable waste in both landfill sites and bioreactors, and the importance of testing and monitoring in the process. The Monitoring and Quality Control of Waste to Energy for Landfill Gas and Biogas reports on the directives driving the increased use of energy derived from waste sources and the technologies used to achieve this. The paper provides guidance on the monitoring and testing methods that should be used to provide quality control and to ensure suitability of use of the final product.

There are a number of national and international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of energy from non-fossil fuel sources - and harnessing methane in the form of landfill gas and biogas is one way to achieve this.

Author of the paper, Mr Stuart Watson, Organic Analysis Supervisor at Ceram, commented: "Landfill sites and bioreactors tend to release a highly variable mixture of gases and vapours. These could be damaging to equipment that uses the fuel as well as having human health implications if emissions are not filtered effectively. The testing and monitoring that we describe in this white paper can make sure that this is not an issue."

Ceram is an authority in the monitoring and analysis of landfill and biogas type gases. The company offers a wide range of UKAS Accredited (ISO 17025) tests to identify contaminants, monitor the efficiency of clean-up protocols, assess filter function and measure the calorific value of the product prior to use.

The white paper is available as a free download via this page.

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