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Waste Management

  • Susan A. Thorneloe
  • Morton A. Barlaz
  • Rebecca Peer
  • L. C. Huff
  • Lee Davis
  • Joe Mangino
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Abstract

Landfills, wastewater treatment lagoons, and livestock waste management are operations representing sources of methane. Estimates of CH4 emissions from these sources suggest approximately 70 (54–95) Tg/yr globally or 14% of total global CH4 emissions of 500 Tg/yr (IPCC, 1992). This chapter begins with a brief overview of how CH4 is generated from the anaerobic decomposition of waste and then discusses generation of CH4 in detail in landfills, wastewater treatment lagoons, and livestock waste management. Current techniques for estimating CH4 emissions from waste are summarized, and sources of uncertainty are identified.

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Solid Waste Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Municipal Solid Waste Management Waste Management System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan A. Thorneloe
    • 1
  • Morton A. Barlaz
    • 2
  • Rebecca Peer
    • 3
  • L. C. Huff
    • 4
  • Lee Davis
    • 3
  • Joe Mangino
    • 3
  1. 1.Office of Research and Development Air and Energy Engineering Research LaboratoryUnited States Environmental Protection AgencyResearch Triangle ParkUSA
  2. 2.Civil Engineering DepartmentNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  3. 3.Radian CorporationResearch Triangle ParkUSA
  4. 4.ERGResearch Triangle ParkUSA

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